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LIVE CAMPAIGN

CAPITAL FOR LIFE, UGANDA

 

Capital for Life is a Ugandan micro finance organisation based in the Mukono District, Uganda. Its loans enable borrowers to educate their children, establish and grow successful businesses in their community, and provide opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to step out of poverty.

Capital for Life wants to scale its modest loan portfolio to increase the opportunities for its community members, and to help the organisation achieve long term sustainability. Currently there are some 74 borrowers, with loans ranging from US$30/NZ$42 for personal use through to US$150/NZ$210 for businesses.

There is new and unmet demand for loans to buy solar lights (displacing dangerous, expensive and CO2 emitting kerosene) with average loans being US$75/NZ$105.

We are actively seeking your support to raise funds for these solar light loans. Small and large contributions alike are invaluable (and tax deductible) and 100% of all donations go to Capital for Life. 

Our support

Seed The Change | He Kākano Hāpai is supporting Capital for Life with modest funding, our time, and the development of some supporting infrastructure.

This has enabled:

  • The development of a growth strategy to achieve sustainability - via a piggery and expanded loan book

  • A fundraising proposition to support this strategy

  • A revised Capital for Life website to ensure audience-focused messaging

  • The securing of an office in a strategic location

  • An introduction to solar light provider SunnyMoney Uganda

  • Provision of seed capital to enable additional loans.

 
 
 
 Kiwanuka Jane from Seeta, Uganda, has been rearing over 500 chickens for many years with her Capital for Life loan, enabling her to feed, clothe and educate her children. She is now able to pay the tuition fees for her son to attend university.

Kiwanuka Jane from Seeta, Uganda, has been rearing over 500 chickens for many years with her Capital for Life loan, enabling her to feed, clothe and educate her children. She is now able to pay the tuition fees for her son to attend university.

Capital For Life is here to transform the lives of the grass root people to attain their dreams.
— Ssenyonga Richard (CFL Manager, Uganda)

How you can help

The simplest and most effective thing we can all do is to donate funds to Capital for Life:

  • Even small (fully tax deductible) donations, when combined together, make a huge difference. Funding one (or more) average solar light loans would be a real boost 

  • There is an immediate need with solar loan requests that cannot be funded. We're looking for a minimum of US$2,500/NZ$3,600 at this point to cover existing demand

  • Funds will be lent out again and again, supporting many future recipients

  • All donations achieve multiple wins: supporting loan recipients; achieving  environmental wins; securing significant health benefits by displacing kerosene; contributing to Capital for Life's sustainability; and supporting SunnyMoney's social impact business model as well

  • Capital for Life has ambitions to scale to help the Mukono community better meet its own needs. Let's band together and help them with their next step on that path!!

 

USD   (NZD)

$30   ($45)

$50   ($70)

$75   ($105)

$90   ($130)

$150  ($215) 

 

 

Loan for seeds to plant trees

Buys a 2 month old piglet

Solar Lights - 3 lamp set

Personal loan

Business loan

 

 
 Nakaddu Justine proves a little can go a long way. In 2008 she received her first loan from Capital for Life with which she bought and reared pigs. From the profits she started buying bricks and sand, and slowly began constructing Zeseka Memoria Primary School. The school, which now serves 115 pupils, is still under construction and is being built with the assistance of Capital for Life loans.

Nakaddu Justine proves a little can go a long way. In 2008 she received her first loan from Capital for Life with which she bought and reared pigs. From the profits she started buying bricks and sand, and slowly began constructing Zeseka Memoria Primary School. The school, which now serves 115 pupils, is still under construction and is being built with the assistance of Capital for Life loans.

 Here is the very first SunnyMoney light bought with a Capital for Life loan! This home unit can charge mobile phones day and night.  Specifications  * 3 hanging lamps with individual wall mountable light switches * 24 hours of light after 1 days charge * 6 watt solar panel * 2 USB ports enable dual mobile phone charging * 2 year warranty

Here is the very first SunnyMoney light bought with a Capital for Life loan! This home unit can charge mobile phones day and night.

Specifications

* 3 hanging lamps with individual wall mountable light switches
* 24 hours of light after 1 days charge
* 6 watt solar panel
* 2 USB ports enable dual mobile phone charging
* 2 year warranty