Category: Small Business

Savings Group Success Story
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Savings Group Success Story

The story of Susan Gilea Susan is a 39-year-old Widow with four children, who lost her husband to the war in South Sudan. As a member of Morjita serving group in Imvepi, she said this project of saving has really helped her in the following ways: – Being sick of Typhoid and Ulcers, she was...

Savings Groups – Success story
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Savings Groups – Success story

The story of Akumu Agnes Agnes is a 30 years old married lady with two children, who is a member of Morjita Saving group Imvepi. She said the saving project helped her in the following ways: As an undergraduate student, she nearly missed sitting for her exams last year because she lacked 200,000/= Ugandan shillings....

Savings Groups are growing
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Savings Groups are growing

The Savings Group Facilitators have just received a gift in thanks for their voluntary work setting up these life changing groups within the refugee camps. Noel the Microfinace co-ordinator for CRESS’ Delivery Partners the Diocese Of Liwolo in Uganda wrote to tell us about the most recent updates: “I had two successful group meetings today...

Growing Businesses in Ugada
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Growing Businesses in Ugada

Emmanuel Savings Group, Bulomoni This lady is 29 years old and married with three children. She lives in Imvepi refugee camp – Arua district. She said, she ran a restaurant business in South Sudan before the war broke out. “I lost everything to the war” While in the camp, she had nobody to offer her...

How Savings Groups have helped Sam
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How Savings Groups have helped Sam

Sam Ladu is a South Sudanese Refugee living in Northern Uganda, Yumbe district. Sam is 24 years old and dropped out from secondary school due to lack of support from his parents. He said, “I left school in 2014 and got married to my wife who is also a primary school drop-out and started a...

Melanie talks to RUMPS trainees
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Melanie talks to RUMPS trainees

Melanie has been catching up with some of the participants of the RUMPS training CRESS funded last year. Five of the ladies who had attended the RUMPs training visited the clinic to talk with me about their experience of the training and how it had impacted their lives. Each of the five ladies was incredibly...