Microloan Program

Starting  in 2009, IHA has made loans to 29 women-managed and 2 male-managed groups involving some 400 families in rural Uganda.  Each group is loaned about 400,000 shillings (approx. $160) at 10% per year interest, to start a self sustaining business.  If the loan is paid  back, the group becomes eligible for a larger loan.  Since the start of the program, all loans made to women’s groups have been repaid; their repayment rate is one hundred (100%) percent!  Two new groups were funded this year (June 2016).
During 2011, approximately seventy five women in the Iganga area were briefed on the micro loan  program.  The women organized  themselves into seven associations and submitted micro loan applications.  The loans were funded at the beginning of 2012 and the women immediately  began to repay the loans.







In addition to receiving a  micro loan for  farming in 2010, the Kwapa Women’s Group started a cell phone charging business with the donation of a solar recharging system. The women have received and repaid three loans.



                           NAFUMA WOMEN’S GROUP
uganda_2010 103IHA’s first loan was  made in 2009 to the women of Nafuma Village, Iganga District to grow tomatoes. After some  difficulties and a reorganization, the women repaid it as well as successive loans.   They plan to enter the coffee business with a new loan (2016).

Share With Your Friends

Click to share this page on your favorite sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more.

Visit IHA on Social Media

social-media-icon_facebook_box_blue social-media-icon_linkedin_box_blue social-media-icon_mail

Take a Deduction

Interethnic Health Alliance is a 501(c)(3) volunteer non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible.

Make a Difference

Click here to learn more about making in-kind and financial donations to IHA.