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Women enterpreneurs demand access to long-term loans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women entrepreneurs have accused financial institutions of creating products that do not enable them to compete with their male counterparts. The businesswomen under the umbrella of Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Ltd (UWEAL) argue that many lenders seem convinced that women can only be involved in …

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UWEAL awards women in business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL) recently hosted the Annual Business Achievers; Awards and Gala Dinner in Kampala marking the culmination of the Month (November) of Women Entrepreneurs (MOWE), dedicated to celebrating and empowering women in business. MOWE is a month-long initiative designed to …

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UDB offers simpler credit terms for women entrepreneurs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Development Bank has developed a special financing program for women entrepreneurs, in response to concerns that most of the women cannot afford the terms and conditions generally set by the industry for capital. This is part of the bank’s measures aimed at rebuilding …

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UDB to finance 2 million women entrepreneurs with micro loans

UDB has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Ltd under which beneficiaries will get between 50 and 100 million shillings in loans Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Development Bank has offered to help 2 million women in business access financing at more affordable cost …

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UWEAL seeks UGX 25Bn for an incubation centre

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited-UWEAL has launched a fundraising drive of 25 billion shillings to construct an incubation facility to help boost women’s businesses in Uganda. Barbara Ofwono Buyondo, the chairperson UWEAL says that the facility will be constructed at Namanve Industrial Park on …

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Women entrepreneurs call for research on fast maturing shea nuts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL) has called for investment in scientific research and innovation to develop fast-maturing shea nut tree species. It takes approximately 20 to 25 years for shea nut trees to mature and start producing fruits. However, shea nut trees are …

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Orikiriza turning waste into money

  She started her company with only US$300 generated from jewelry business. The early rural life could have easily ended Rusia Orikiriza Bariho’s business dream. She was born and raised in a remote village of Kabale, South Western Uganda, where the only work she could do was to help her …

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