Compassion joins forces to fight poverty in Uganda.

By October 26, 2006

Uganda (MNN)–With hope for an end to Uganda’s 20-year civil war, refugees are returning home.

Compassion International and Opportunity International are working together to address the economic vacuum that exists for them now.

Opportunity International is a leading global provider of microfinance services to the poor. Together, the alliance will help these Ugandans by offering qualified caregivers a chance to receive loans and lines of credit that they can use to start up their own businesses, such as a small grocery, farming or handicrafts business.

Their goal: helping one-thousand families in Bushenyi and Rukundiri districts in Western Uganda. Compassion’s initial loan of $180,000 will affect hundreds of lives.

As the micro-loans are repaid, the money is ‘recycled’ to help another poor family buy a business and work their way out of poverty.

It’s an effort to release these families from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty as they learn more about the hope of Christ.

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