The Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) is an initiative by the Government of the Republic Uganda to improve women’s access to financial services, equip them with the skills for enterprise growth, value addition and marketing of their products and services. The women are availed with interest-free revolving credit to initiate or strengthen their enterprises.
The programme started in Nebbi district in the year 2016 with 25 projects worth 94,387,500 being funded. The number of beneficiaries was 372 women in the district of Nebbi and Pakwach.
The current financial year 2017/2018, additional 10 projects worth UGX 54,771,000 has also been funded.
Out of the money disbursed, the district has recovered UGX 39,429,856.