WHERE DO WE WORK?
SYPO works in the districts Mukono and Buikwe in Central Uganda, bordering Lake Victoria, the world’s largest tropical lake. It’s a primarily agricultural region, growing coffee, vanilla, bananas, and other crops. SYPO originally started in this area, and it’s the region we know best. We grow in small ‘zones’; typically a village in the middle and a few smaller villages and farm areas around it. Each zones supports up to 1,000 micro-entrepreneurs. The demand for more microcredits is still overwhelming; we need your help and donations to reach thousands more women and help them start their businesses.
HOW ARE WE FINANCED?
Although we cover all the operational costs of the project through interest paid on the microcredits, we depend on your donations to grow to new areas and reach more women in Uganda. SYPO is supported by hundreds of individuals through this website, and by several institutional donors. You can read more about our corporate sponsors on this page. One of our institutional partner is Wilde Ganzen, a Dutch development agency with tons of experience working around the globe to support entrepreneurial, grassroot projects with both financial support and expertise. It’s the perfect partner for SYPO – we both believe in investing in the potential of local people to fight poverty.
SYPO received missing financing from The Missing Middle, an organization aimed at ensuring that successful microcredit participants have access to larger loans and further expand their businesses.
Another partner to call out is the Canadian Philo Project. They design and make fantastic handbags, and donate a percentage of each sale to SYPO.
The reason why we started this website is that we need your support. Thousands more women are in need of this support, and SYPO depends on your support through this website to reach those women.