ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples
ASA supports micro loans in Entebbe and Barlonyo and throughout Uganda to survivors of gender violence. It started 3 years ago with three recipients with small loans distributed amounting to about $50 each.
The recipients paid back the loans after three months with 12% interest. All three paid back their loans and were able to apply for additional loans.
Currently there are over 20 recipients. Many have small businesses selling dry goods, vegetables and fruits, food, charcoal, hardware and second hand clothing. Some are involved in the selling of chickens and goats. There are some who have restaurants as well. Others are invoked in tailoring clothes and making crafts.