A presentation about the Corner Shop Diaries Project during a recent L-IFT global staff meeting by the Project Manager Mhlalisi Ncube.
Part Two The Finbit Experience as a Tool for the RISE Project In the previous blog, we have discussed what the RISE project is all about and its purpose in the life of the refugees in Uganda. It also gave a description of the financial diaries and the background of the tool that is used […]
Part One What is the RISE project? The RISE Project is an initiative from Opportunity International together with a number of partners, including OBUL, FINCA International and FINCA Uganda, PHB Development, and L-IFT. RISE stands for Refugees: Innovation, Self-reliance, and Empowerment. It is a project being implemented in Uganda and primarily focuses on refugees from […]
Uganda’s Refugee Policy has been acknowledged as the most progressive one in the world. It allows refugees to have freedom of movement, the right to work, and the freedom to establish businesses. This intends for refugees to attain some level of self-reliance and perhaps create employment opportunities for other refugees and host communities. This article […]
This photo was taken in July 2016 at the first training of FEDU (Financial and Energy Diaries Uganda). The team in the photo is each doing very well and keeping in touch amongst them and also with L-IFT. Let’s continue to keep in touch. Antony Nyende recently posted this on the FEDU group which is […]
Cornershops have paramount importance in operating as a gateway to communities, especially during the difficult time of the pandemic. The mitigation measures that were taken by the government to slow down COVID-19 are presumed to affect the daily operation of the retail shops. To study this effect and assess the financial data of retail businesses, […]
This article is posted as part of NextBillion’s article series. It is entirely taken from there. It is written by our Managing Director Anne Marie van Swinderen. Editor’s note: This article is part of NextBillion’s series “Enterprise in the Time of Coronavirus,” which explores how the business and development sectors are responding to the pandemic. For news […]
In L-IFT podcast #4, Andrew Magunda, L-IFT’s country manager in Uganda, is interviewing Haimanot Yibeltal, L-IFT’s technology manager, about Finbit, L-IFT’s app he developed with his excellent IT team in Ethiopia in order to collect financial data.
For some years now, L-IFT has developed an app named Finbit. The app is now in use. We use it for financial diaries data collection. But the app is also intended for the respondents themselves, to use for their own benefit. L-IFT has been testing the Finbit app in Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, and Ethiopia to […]
Welcome to our third L-IFT podcast. This time, Anne Marie van Swinderen, L-IFT’s managing director, will be interviewing L-IFT’s country manager in Uganda Andrew Magunda about his organization, CareerPath, which helps young people transition from school to work.