MWEG AND CHIDFEA WOMEN GROUPS
Happy new year to every one. We would like to update you on the pro-active women groups which Tusaidiane is continuously supporting morally and financially. With the support we intend to make an impact in their communities through the women.
We are happy to report that we are reaching with the women most of the targets as attached.
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CHIDAFE WOMEN GROUP REPORT-1
Mbiriizi Women Empowerment Group (MWEG) will continue
MWEG and Tusaidiane Uganda have a long time relationship which was binded by a contract between Creditino, Tusaidaine and MWEG. In this contract MWEG got a loan to start-up a Revolving Fund. Tudaidiane was committed to guide and train the women on how to run the fund for 3 years. Despite the achievements we feel that the management of MWEG has not learnt sufficiently how to manage the MicroCreditFund (MCF).
We officially wrote to them a letter in which we expressed our concerns and also offered to extend our assistance for one more year.
We visited the women on the 8th of June to discuss with management our conclusion and way forward. See attached report.
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With the help of Tusaidiane Uganda the Mbiriizi Women Empowerment Group (MWEG) got in 2013 a loan from Creditino (Netherlands) worth UGX 11 million, which can become a grant with good performance.
With this amount the MWEG started a revolving microcredit fund which has changed the face of their village from dull to vibrant. Most importantly it changed the lives of the women as explanied in the ” One Lady Report” below.
20151028 ONE LADY REPORT MWEG
Tusaidiane with the Mbiriizi Community
Attched is the visit report on the 23rd of January 2015 about the women group and the youth group in Ngoma Subcounty.
VISIT TO MBIRIZI WOMEN
THE PROGRESS REPORT
The 4th Progress Report on the ASCODA MICROCREDIT FUND AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING, managed by the Mbiriizi Women Empowerment group (MWEG), was recently issued. The role of Tusaidiane Uganda is that of executing party of the MCF project of the MWEG and being the supervisor during the contract period (2013-2015) on behalf of the provider of the MCF-capital, Creditino from the Netherlands. The report has taken long before it could be published. The reasons were unresolved financial recording issues. Most of them have been clarified. We advised the MWEG to include in the report the financial situation up to September 2014.
20140920 MWEG Report 1st halfyear 2014 (2) WEBSIT
The MCF of the Mbirizi Women Empowerment Group is doing well. Since its inception early 2013 more than 50 loans have been given out for the amount of more than 44 million Uganda shillings (€ 13.500). Repayment behavior of loan takers is exemplary. Defaulters are rare and not for long. There are no outstanding repayment obligations for loans, which should have been repaid completely.
The equity of the Fund, which was zero at the start developed to 2.2 million as per the end of September after using 1,3 million Uganda shillings from the built-up equity to invest in a camera, ICT-provisions and a plot of land for building a home for the MWEG for meetings, training, etc. So far, the MWEG is hosted by the Primary School.
Although there is still something to learn in view of financial management, the original objective of fundamental change in the lives of the women in Mbiriizi so far has been reached. Previous reports and the first half-year report above of the Chairperson give prove for this statement as is done by the ONE LADY report below.
It should be noted that the main challenge for the women after their vocational training in knitting and sewing is still reading and writing (adult education).
20140920 MWEG – One Lady Report June 2014
The Secretary of “Stichting Tusaidiane” from the Netherlands was interested in the women projects and we decided to pay them a visit. We were amazed by the developements and the impact of the Micro Credit Fund(MCF)
- Their Shops were highly Stocked;
- There is a new kiosk were Petrol is sold ;
- There is an increase in the number of particpants in MCF Loans from 11 to 34;
- The knitting and sewing had a positive developement and now some of the women can hire machines for private business.
We were very pleased to learn that the women are now involving their daughters in their business in view of the future of the community.