Each community we work with have their own specific challenges. By providing financial and social training alongside a Deki loan, we can help overcome some of these challenges. We are working hard with our field partners to help these individuals, and put support in place. With support, loan repayments will be more frequent, and arrears will be lower.
New Home realised that business loans and training could help this very disadvantaged group of people in Kasese to build better lives for them-selves and their families. They were able to start making loans to entrepreneurs through the creation of a very small loan fund, built up with donations from board members and local supporters. These loans helped people to build businesses and livelihoods in areas such as trading, agriculture, animal husbandry and fish farming, plus skilled trades for young men such as brick-laying.