We empower people to build a better future for themselves
CfD provides the training and support entrepreneurs in rural Uganda need to save, develop businesses and build thriving communities
Who we are
Created in 2014 by Iñigo Ruiz Apilánez and Sandra Díaz, CfD empowers people in rural Uganda to build a better future for themselves. Tell me more…
What we do
We provide the training and support entrepreneurs in rural Uganda need to save, develop businesses and build thriving communities. Tell me more…
Why we do it
We believe with the right tools we can all be entrepreneurs; it’s a mindset not a business model. Tell me more…
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Simple, transparent and game-changing, saving groups provide a safe and convenient place for their members to save and borrow together. Learn more…
Once saving groups have matured, we support members leverage their skills and savings to develop businesses and become successful entrepreneurs. Learn more…
We’re continually looked for ways to create even broader change, faster. This means tackling social issues within the community and working with more women, children and young people. Learn more…
Knowledge creates opportunity
Through gaining skills and knowledge, saving group members can save their own money, develop ways to earn their own income, and be able to support themselves and their village independently and autonomously.
Much more than providing a financial tool, through training, collaboration and knowledge sharing, the saving groups empower, inspire and open up new possibilities for their members.
The central role women play in the groups helps to challenge traditional gender roles and strengthen women’s place in the community, as well as provide a path to economic freedom.