DII Series #4 The iSAVE Program
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The entry point to economic empowerment for persons with disabilities is creating an atmosphere that enables them to build self-confidence and freely engage with fellow community members. In such an environment, development can be nurtured using resources in their reach to set up village savings and credit groups that also enhance their access to services of micro finance Institutions, Business Development Services and livelihood programs.
This is an angle currently being explored by the iSAVE Economic Empowerment Program – developed and implemented by the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) and Associations of Micro-Finance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU), funded by the Norwegian Association for the Disabled (NAD). The underlying assumptions are that healthy saving attitudes, access to affordable credit and basic entrepreneurial skills can lead to sustainable economic growth for persons with disabilities, their families and communities as a whole.