Uganda is known as the “pearl of Africa” with the source of the River Nile found in its borders, as well as the famous mountain gorilla. But what is lesser known about Uganda are the struggles that the majority of Ugandans face in doing business.
Uganda ranks at 115 out of 190 countries for the ease of doing business, with the average income per capita being $660 USD/annum. Starting a business and getting electricity are two of the biggest challenges that Ugandans face (ranking 168 and 169 out of 180 countries).
ICM-USA has joined hands with ICM Uganda to address some of these challenges. ICM Uganda seeks to train and equip church leaders both formally and informally, and Discipling Marketplace Leaders will help to reach many of the pastors already trained to begin discipling their members to the purpose of doing business to the glory of god. We are working on this project right now and we need your help to get it completed.
Your support will go toward the facilitation of trainings for pastors and church leaders, and the coordination of the business and church networking. Additionally, an investment into the DML loan program will
help Ugandans have access to affordable credit, while paying you 5% per annum on funds invested. For every dollar invested into a developing country’s economy, it is expected to produce $12. We are looking to have $100,000 USD invested into Uganda, which would translate into. $1,200,000 USD in the economy. That is potentially amazing growth.
To make a donation, please go to the ICM Donate page and select “Discipling Marketplace Leaders” in the dropdown box, and indicate “Uganda” in the comment section. To make an investment, please Contact DML International Coordinator, Renita Reed-Thomson for more information.