Project Donor: European
Union, Project Period: 2022-2023.
Project location: Obongi (Palorinya and Metu Sub counties) and
Moyo Districts (Moyo and Lefori Sub counties) in West Nile sub-region of Uganda.
The project’s overall
outcome is to increase access to decent employment and economic
opportunities for refugees and host communities.
The project works to enhance financial inclusion and social
cohesion through a proven group-based approach called Savings & Development
Clusters (SDCs). (Output 1) Establishing functioning SDCs will activate, enable
and motivate member households to engage in economic development activities.
They act as powerful accountability mechanisms with proven success. The SDCs
are also engaged in the successfully-establishing Enabling Rural Innovation
(ERI) process to support the realisation of their economic potential and create
realistic achievement plans (Output 2). Simultaneously, through ERI they will
take steps towards higher economic engagement, through the creation of market
linkages and economic stimulus. The ERI process will continue to build the
financial inclusion of SDCs, most notably through the option of receiving
micro-loans from existing microfinance institutions in Uganda. The ERI process
will also continue to build social cohesion and women’s empowerment within