Social Impact Initiative
Bringing financial inclusion to life for women in Uganda
According to the World Bank, Uganda has a strong culture of entrepreneurship, including among women, and is one of only seven countries worldwide that has achieved gender parity in terms of the number of women driven to pursue entrepreneurial activities. However women own one in three of all businesses yet tend to run businesses that are smaller and operate in less profitable sectors than those of men. Project FinGrow is a social impact initiative that provides financial literacy trainings to market women in Uganda. Sponsored by Akram Accounting, we seek to address gender gaps in skills and capital, and sectoral sex-segregation to help boost the profits and livelihoods of women entrepreneurs.
Who is eligible?
We serve and support women market vendors seeking increased knowledge on taxation, business growth and opportunities.
What is the FinGrow Bundle?
Comprehensive economic inclusion packages that bundle life skills and business training, cash grants and savings groups, and community sensitization to simultaneously address the multiple constraints faced by small-scale businesses, particularly those owned by women.
What's in It for You?
All beneficiaries are through finance and business development seminars to imbue them with business skills and literacy to be able to keep proper book of accounts for their businesses.