Uganda Girls’ Economic Education and Empowerment

Over 1,000 female students from 42 secondary schools in the Masaka region of Uganda will benefit from the “Suubi for Her” scheme, which empowers teenager girls with the economic support to open up savings accounts in banks. Beginning July 30th, the project will last 4 years, and will provide an initial deposit for each of the learners to open up savings accounts. The beneficiaries must make savings on a monthly basis, and the project will then add the same amount to her bank account for the following four years. This savings scheme also works with family-strengthening groups for girls in these 42 secondary schools that aim to reduce HIV risks and promote educational attainment. 

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