In January 2009 a Micro-Credit-Institute, FINEM, took up its activities in Kampala. Since start more than 3’700 loans have been given. A total of more than 9’600 direct and indirect beneficiaries could be reached by the end of 2017.
In 2014, a line of credit for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) was added. In the long term, we believe that these SME will become formal and will create more jobs. By formalising the business, employees get insured and taxes will be paid, contributing thus to greater stability of society.
+ Right To Play – TUSOBOLA
Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the challenging effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities and is active in over 16 countries worldwide.
Together with Right To Play the project TUSOBOLA, Empowering Children and Youth through Life Skills, was developed, which fosters through play and sport the importance of subjects such as education, health and the promotion of peaceful coexistence.
In seven schools in Kamwokya (65,000 households resp. ca. 260,000 inhabitants) and Kyebando (25,000 households respectively ca. 100,000 inhabitants), both communities in Bukoto, a so-called Constituency of Kampala, where also the MFI Finem is active, the project was implemented. In 2017 ca. 4,000 children and adolescents have been reached by the project, by 2018 about 6,000 school children, as well as approximately 2,400 additional children from the communities will be reached by this educational program.
+ Playground Project in Kamwokya
To further strengthen the impact of the foundation's projects in the slum of Kamwokya (started in 2009), the renowned architect from Burkina Faso, Francis Kéré, agreed to build (pro bono) together with the community a playground and plaza. Our aim is to give the community through a beautiful construction, joy, pride and an identity.