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International Partnerships

Securing people’s future through village saving groups

In Uganda, the “Response to Increased Demand on Government Services and Creation of Economic Opportunities (RISE)” project supports farmer groups through the Village Saving and Loans Association approach to enable greater resilience and self-reliance among both refugee and host communities.

We had been saving as a group before, but our interest rates were high, and no one could even borrow. With guidance from GIZ, we managed to attract more people to get loans through lowering our lending rate.


I opted for vegetables because they mature fast, everyone in the community eats vegetables. It was quick money for me.