Aim: The project aims for disabled people to have improved social and economic outcomes and increased participation in decision making, and for disabled people to be more respected and listened to in Uganda. The project aim will be achieved through Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) and supportive and advocacy activities, and collaboration among INGOs to improve disability inclusion in mainstream livelihood projects. Implemented by Katalemwa Cheshire Home, the project will place disabled people in the lead, ensuring that the strengths, needs, ideas and feedback of disabled people are kept at the forefront of project delivery.
VSLAs are self-managed groups that do not receive any external capital and provide people with a safe place to save their money, access small loans, and obtain emergency insurance. The approach is characterized by a focus on savings, asset building, and the provision of credit proportionate to the needs and repayment capacities of the borrowers.
Position 1: Program Officer –VSLA Project
Reports to: Program Manager
Duty Station: Masaka – Kalagala (Nyendo – Mbarara By pass)