Women in rural Lwengo save up to $426,000 through School Community Banks (SCOBAs)

In the rural villages of Lwengo District in Uganda, we are observing a quiet revolution is taking place, empowering women, opening up economic opportunities, and paving the way out of poverty for many. This revolution has a name: Kisoboka Africa’s School Community Banks. As a nonprofit, we have been working tirelessly to promote financial inclusion in underserved communities across Uganda. …

How Financial Inclusion Reduces Poverty and Income Inequality in Rural Communities of Africa

By Kisoboka Africa For vulnerable groups struggling with poverty and income inequality in rural Lwengo, Uganda, financial inclusion can be a crucial bridge to a brighter future. By offering individuals and families support and tools to save their hard-earned money, they can build resilience and savings to prepare for shocks or invest in their income-generating activities. Financial inclusion equips these …

Bridges to Peace project: Youth of Lwengo trained by Kisoboka Africa Pitch their Ideas

On February 14th, Kisoboka Africa held an exciting pitching event for Lwengo District youth to showcase their business ideas and compete for seed grant funding. Over the preceding three months, the young participants had undergone intensive skills training at Kisoboka Africa’s Possibility Hub with support from the Uganda Moselm Youth Development Forum, Kofi Anan Foundation and The European Union under …

Breaking the Chains of Poverty with Chickens: How Kisoboka Africa’s Innovative Model is Changing Economic Fortunes

In the rural villages of Lwengo, Uganda, poverty has chained communities to endless cycles of hardship for generations. Malnutrition, illiteracy, poor health, and lack of opportunity prevail. But Kisoboka Africa is breaking these chains through an ingenious model that uses chickens as a catalyst for social and economic change. The Chicken Revolving Model provides selected households with full support to …

Empowering and Celebrating Young Farmers in Lwengo: Highlights from the Youth In Agribusiness Event at Kisoboka Africa

Thursday, June 8th, 2023, marked a moment of pride and accomplishment at Kisoboka Africa as the Youth In Agribusiness Event took centre stage. This event brought together extraordinary young visionaries who showcased their dedication and remarkable journey in the field of agriculture. With the President of YALI RLC Alumni Uganda Association present to award certificates, it was a day filled …

The story of a Man who finally Achieved his dream of buying a Cow after joining Kisoboka Africa School Community Bank(SCOBA)

Abdul is a farmer in Bukumbula village, Lwengo district, Uganda. He has always dreamed of owning a cow, but he never had enough money to buy one. He used to struggle to make ends meet with his small plot of land and his low income. But everything changed when he joined the School Community Bank (SCOBA), a project initiated by Kisoboka Africa. …

Lwengyenyi School Community Bank (SCOBA) is breaking barriers to inclusive financial services

Kisoboka Africa is transforming rural communities in Uganda through creating School Community Banks (SCOBAs) & promoting saving. In these SCOBAs, community members save together & access funds to start income-generating activities & support their children’s education. The organisation has started over 100 Saving groups (SCOBAs) in over 50 villages across Lwengo district. One such a community is the one in …

Change is happening in Kyasenya village because of the presence of Kisoboka Africa SCOBA.

Usage of financial services in Kyasenya Village generally remains low, resulting in large numbers of people being excluded from services that could improve their livelihoods. The poverty rate in this area has been high and people were struggling to educate their children or buy basic home needs. But this is changing because of the presence of Kisoboka Africa School Community Bank (SCOBA) in this …

How do you save money in a rural village with no banks? Kisoboka Africa provides a solution through SCOBAs.

These women have found a way with Kisoboka Africa through the Sch*ool Community Banks(SCOBA) Model, They are saving for their dreams and changing their communities for the better. The organisation has so far started more than 90 groups in the rural communities of Lwengo. SCOBAs bring together community members together on a weekly basis to save together and practice strategies …