Congratulations to Nyaka for all of their accomplishments over the past 20 years. They recently shared the findings of their Monitoring and Evaluation team’s first Household Economic and Wellbeing survey looking at how Nyaka’s work has supported income generation and resilience amongst grandmother-led households in southwest Uganda.
The WE-funded microfinance program offers loans within granny groups to help pay for medical care, address other household needs, and provide seed capital to grandmother entrepreneurs who wish to start small income-generating businesses such as gardens, brick selling, or retail stores. The survey confirmed that these programs create true impact: the average daily income of Nyaka-grandmother households is $2.38, compared to $1.65 amongst non-Nyaka grandmothers in the same area. (The international poverty line is currently set at $1.90 a day.)