The Goat Loan Project

Anne-Marie Reddan, Kampala Uganda

23 July 2016

Through the work of our ‘Goat Loan Project’, Yimba Uganda strives to enable single mothers and widows in rural village settings to be economically independent and self-sustainable with increased confidence and heightened self worth.

We have always loved the idea of ‘Micro-finance loans’ as they not only provide women with capital to start a business but also focus on education; teaching women how to save, budget and organise themselves to be financially independent. The program richly empowers the women, as they are not receiving handouts, but in order for them to truly benefit from the program they too have a responsibility to make an effort. We had seen firsthand how beneficial the loan scheme was and wanted to put together something similar. This is when we came up with the idea of a ‘Goat Loan Project’.

Single mothers pose with their new goats!

We have always loved the idea of ‘Micro-finance loans’ as they not only provide women with capital to start a business but also focus on education; teaching women how to save, budget and organise themselves to be financially independent.