Loans Can’t Bail Out Our Rural Poor

“I have a sister who has a small shop and she is in four savings and loan groups. She has to service each of the loans once a week, which takes a minimum of four hours per day each time. This means that her business is locked for four hours a day for four days… Continue reading Loans Can’t Bail Out Our Rural Poor

Maximum Respect for Business Owners in Uganda

When famed successful business gurus are invited to give talks to the business community in Uganda, I often wonder who the teacher should be and who the learner should be. So, when their talks, keynote address, or whatever are praised, I often take it with a pinch of salt - in terms of applicability in Uganda.

Trending in Uganda: Agent Banking

“There is this new thing in Africa that I don't understand. It's called Agent Banking. A store/shop acts as an agent to a bank, or several banks. The same store is also an agent to a telco's mobile money business. The agents are in remote places where banks don't want/can't afford to set up branches.… Continue reading Trending in Uganda: Agent Banking