Digital Finance For Quality of Life

Above our goals of upwards economic mobility, FSD Uganda’s interventions are aimed at improving the quality of life for individuals, households and communities. Appropriate financial products and services can increase access to critical social services including health, education, and affordable housing. These services have a big impact on the wellbeing and long-term outcomes for communities and can also help them manage risk and contribute effectively to shared prosperity.

Financial Inclusion for Refugees

Focus Groups: Refugees

Tools of Impact: Catalytic Grant, Technical Assistance

Achievements: 14,051 refugees have received digital payments, 50% of who are women.

Synopsis: Digitising humanitarian payments for efficiency and leveraging agent networks to provide merchants in settlements with credit.

Goal-based savings and investment

Focus Groups: All

Tools of Impact: Catalytic Grant

Achievements: As at Sept. 2021, 4,913 individuals had made investments through the platform, 34% who are women. Additionally, 66 groups and MSMEs have made investments through the platform.

Partners: Xeno

Synopsis: Scaling out investment opportunities to individuals with feature phones via USSD.

Disruptive Healthcare Financing in Uganda

Focus Groups: All

Tools of Impact: Catalytic Grant, Technical Assistance

Achievements: As as Sept. 2021, ClinicPesa had onboarded close to 1,500 healthcare facilities.

Partners: clinicPesa

Synopsis: Provide access to healthcare financing for uninsured Ugandans through a digital healthcare micro-loan and savings platform.

Uganda’s Microinsurance Revolution

Focus Groups: All

Tools of Impact: Catalytic Grant, Technical Assistance

Achievements: The pilot secured 7,415 policy holders with 20,529 individuals being provided with health cover.

Synopsis: Provide bundled medical insurance as an embedded loyalty product to customers of Fenix International.

Gender and financial inclusion in rural Uganda

Focus Groups: All

Tools of Impact: Catalytic Grant, Technical Assistance

Partners: Bidhaa Sasa

Synopsis: Access to clean, sustainable, household good to improve efficiency of productive farm activities and essential households chores.

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