Supporting the establishment of housing cooperatives to provide more people with a decent home is an important part of our work in the country. A job that involves mobilising at grassroots level but also driving the level of influence against decision makers at the national level. Together with our partners in Uganda we have filed a report on the human rights situation in Uganda to the UN Human Rights Council.
An important part of our work is to offer people living in poverty, especially women and youth, access to financial products and services as savings, loans and insurances to give them the chance to set up businesses or make investments that improve their income and living conditions. In Uganda, we also work to offer insurance at a reasonable price to people living in poverty without social security networks.
In Uganda, we support farmers living in poverty with agricultural development that increases their productivity and fosters sustainable agricultural practices. This is done by supporting small-scale agricultural producers to develop a more competitive production and increase their food security. It’s about building resilient livelihoods of rural communities and promoting income generating activities, always with a focus on women. Changing the mindset on agribusiness among youth is also an important focus area.