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.

Tandon’s Socialist Ideas Feasible: Uganda Back to Tribal Economics

Gone are the days when social mothers - women who have not biologically borne children but are mothers of many, were celebrated.

Online Banking Not Caught On In Uganda

When we explained to them that those very cards that they use for making ATM withdrawals, they could use to do an online transaction, they simply did not want to do so for various reasons.

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