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school fees for 45 of the 197 children they work with. government in Uganda is therefore appreciative of the
Agapewo Ministries has provided education for over work of NGOs as their accomplishments put the overall
2,000 “learners.” Many other organizations have suc- country in a better light.3­3
cessfully educated students and communities about re-
productive health, nutrition and sanitation, and many 2. Grant Application Requirements
individuals have learned a trade through IGA training. a. According to WORI, grant applications from
larger donors may require a minimum capital to even be
The second most frequent success reported by the considered. For many organizations, this capital thresh-
organizations is increased employment as a result of old is well above their operating budget and unneces-
micro-financing loans and IGA trainings. One of the sary for their organization.
most successful micro-financing stories was shared by b. GEHO has a separate issue regarding these
Magumbye Fredrick of Buvuma Islands Savings and applications. Due to the necessary anonymity and se-
Credit Co-Operative (BISCCO), who provide micro-fi- curity precautions they must take because of the An-
nancing loans to both men and women. Since his first ti-Homosexuality Act, they are unable to reveal their
BISCCO loan in 2006, one member of BISCCO has true intended use of funds and therefore are unable to
received 7 additional loans. His first endeavor was to apply for most available grants within Uganda.
open an “eating joint,” which has been so successful
that he now employs other individuals in the communi- 3. Lack of collaboration
ty as well. During the “month of moonlight” however, a. A majority of organizations stated that they
the fish are scarcer and his “eating joint” is less suc- were interested in collaborating with other organiza-
cessful, so he used his subsequent loans to open a small tions and services, yet were unfamiliar with the oth-
shop and supplement his income. His wife, a certified er organizations with similar programs and goals that
nurse, also decided to get a loan from BISCCO in order took part in this study. While a number of them were
to open a small health clinic in 2010. Here, she uses her reportedly utilizing medical or other services provid-
expertise to provide typhoid and malaria treatments, ed by other organizations, there was a clear gap in lo-
pre-natal care, and sell various medicines to about 10- cal collaboration with other social protection agencies.
20 individuals each day. Her clinic is especially bene- During the interviews, it was noteworthy that many or-
ficial on the days when Lingira Island’s YWAM clinic ganizations had not heard of other nearby micro-financ-
is closed or too busy. Not only have they used these ing organizations that offer similar services or services
loans to bolster their economic prosperity and save up they desired to offer. In most cases, they were unaware
enough money to pay for school fees, they have also of these other organizations but were very interested
found ways to employ and aid their community. in reaching out and forming professional relationships
with them.
1. Funding
a. The most frequently faced challenge is that From a convenience sample of 10 organizations
of funding. Most organizations are funded through in- in Jinja, Lingira Island, and Kampala, several themes
ternational and other donors, but with the recent rise emerged regarding strategies, successes and challeng-
of NGOs in Uganda and other developing countries, es in approaches to poverty alleviation and prevention
grants are highly competitive and thinly spread among in Uganda. Among the most prevalent strategies were
many organizations.32 IGA trainings, micro-financing loans (primarily for
b. According to BIDE and Clemency Uganda, women), educational support, reproductive and gener-
the foreign aid that does get sent to Uganda often ends al health education, and treatment programs. Through
up in the wrong hands. BIDE suggests that global funds these strategies, the organizations reported that they
are swindled, and often end up exhausted by the time have successfully increased education and employ-
they get filtered down to the individuals they are meant ment, attained positive health outcomes and fostered a
to help. BIDE and other sources suggest that the


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