Informal Cross-Border Trading In Uganda Study Report
COVID-19 continues to impact individuals, families, and economies, lowering household income and decreasing resilience. The pandemic has been felt on cross-border traders, especially on their livelihood activities. While the government has eased COVID-19 related restrictions, business recovery, public and private transport have been affected, impacting border districts that rely heavily on trade.
Many enterprises, both formal and informal, are regarded to be underperforming or on the verge of collapsing, leaving cross-border trader and informal traders susceptible and at risk of falling further into poverty.
FSD Uganda desires to design an intervention to support women engaged in cross-border trade to access financial support, arises from the need to respond to impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods of women engaged in informal cross-border trade in Uganda.
FSD Uganda aims to develop interventions to support women whose livelihoods depend on affected cross-border trade.
FSD Uganda seeks to provide financial support through a carefully designed financial instrument in order to build livelihoods and enable resilience of the affected women who derive livelihoods from their participation in cross-border trade.