INCOME GENERATION

Beneficiaries usually need charity projects for development of their local organization, like for water, health, and education.

They do not have capital to invest in the local needs of their school or community. Therefore, development is not taking off even if they are eager to start. Just depending on donations and hand-outs will not lead to sustainability of the local organization.

For sustainability and gradually taking over the role of donations and hand-outs, the local organization needs to develop local income generation based on strengths and opportunities of the own community.

Such approach needs the development of the organization and the development of entrepreneurship skills in the local leadership and in interested members. 

The main reason for theft and bribery in Uganda is dishonesty of workers, coupled with lack of daily supervision and control by the local leaders and ownership.

STRATEGY
  1. Training for instilling knowledge of business principles and acquiring experience.
  2. Advisory support in creating awareness that daily tight managerial control from the leadership of the local organization is required for preventing bribery and theft of generated income, either in money or in kind.
  3. Advisory support in developing the organization to foster good leadership and transparency for preventing bribery and theft, either in money or in kind.
  4. Supporting the Beneficiary to get access to start-up capital for reaching the profitability status.

Apart from the major interventions of training, tight managerial control, and proper leadership organization (strategy 1, 2 and 3), another major intervention for income generation is getting access to start-up capital for reaching the profitability status (strategy 4).

ROLE OF TUSAIDIANE IN UGANDA

Tusaidiane in Uganda is mediating between potential business projects of Beneficiaries and potential donors, or loan suppliers based on well-developed business plans with detailed budgets.

The supply of microcredit to women groups and other communities for creating income is an important intervention for Tusaidiane Uganda. Please, see the separate intervention area “Microcredit”.

Past initiatives for income generating projects:

  • A microcredit fund for the CHIDEFEA (Child Development Association) in Ggaba on Lake Victoria for the development of the women member businesses.
  • A microcredit Fund for the Foster Parents of St. Francis Little Birds to provide business loans for income generation with the aim to pay from the business profits not only the school fees for the Orphan or vulnerable child but also to increase family income.
  • Community water supply for the KACHICA community with income generation for Kamuli Childcare Nursery and Primary school in Kamuli Trading Centre in Rakai District.
  • Vocational Training in Carpentry and Tailoring for St. Francis Little Birds Nursery and Primary school in Mannya in Rakai District.
  • Community Water supply for the Mannya community with income generation for St. Francis Little Birds.

Experiences so far have shown that developing entrepreneurship and taking responsibility as local community for sustainability of the local organization is a tough and time-consuming matter.

There is insufficient consciousness with local leadership that such development is mandatory for survival. There is insufficient awareness that sooner or later donors from abroad and foreign loan capital providers will vanish with nasty surprises as a consequence.