In 2015 while working with rural schools in Lwengo District, Stephen our founder identified a challenge of high rates of school dropouts. He then initiated a back to school campaign. Working with community volunteers, he returned over 200 children back to school.
However, many dropped out again after a short period. In 2016, Stephen carried out research in Lwengo district to understand why the drop outs continued despite the campaign.
The community identified poverty as the major reason for drop outs.They identified limited finances , limited skills and knowledge, and lack of income generating projects as the reasons for poverty
Stephen started a journey to find a solution to these problems . In June 2016, he mobilized 30 parents in Lukindu BT Academy to start saving group based in school to ensure children education.
In 2017, Kisoboka Africa was registered to ensure financial inclusion and equip small holder farmers in community with knowledge and skills to increase their productivity to end poverty.
Kisoboka Africa is a social enterprise that works to ensure financial inclusion and streamline the agribusiness value chain for Ugandan smallholder farmers & boost their financial inclusion through savings groups.
Ensure Financial Inclusion and Youth Empowerment in Rural Communities of Africa
Ending extreme poverty by bringing financial services closer to the under-served
- Rural smallholder farmers/parents
- Young people in rural/urban primary and secondary schools
- Youth and Women in undeserved areas
We work with undeserved to put an end to extreme poverty by ensuring that they have access to productive resources to catalyse their development.
In all we do, we start with a continuity plan to ensure that our projects have lasting impact on the communities we serve.
We believe that when people work together, they achieve more as well captured in the famous Africa proverb that “If you want to fast, move alone, but if you want to go further, move together”. We move together to achieve more in all we do.
We implement community led solutions. We involve the community in planning, implementing and monitoring of all our projects to ensure community ownership.
We observe high level of transparency and professionalism in the implementation of all our projects. We are accountable to all our stakeholders.
We have a passionate team of purpose driven people work to bring a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
Co-founder & Finance Administrator
Founder and Team Leader
Co-founder and Communications