EMPOWERING REFUGEES TO BECOME SELF-RELIANT
We know that refugees can become constructive people in their communities
Patapia responds to the prevailing challenges facing refugees in Uganda by empowering refugee women and youth to become economically independent, strong, and self-determined leaders of Change.
Our approach is focused on providing holistic development including economic, educational, technological, and social empowerment as a fundamental driver of change.
“Build a business” Program
The “Build a Business” program is an educational program entailing tailored training and mentoring to empower refugee women and youth with the skills and resurces to start and grow their own businesses.
We know that access to financing is challenging for refugees. The Patapia microfinance gives friendly financing for refugees to start and grow their businesses. Our goal is to ensure that a refugee can access the financing they require when they need it.
a maker space for refugees
We offer a space that challenges refugees to imagine, build and make technology, creativity, and purpose come to life. Where unreasonable people explore and create change through technology.
In 2018, I started a business where I was selling second hand shoes. Unfortunately, with the Covid-19 lock down, all my savings got used up and I could not resume the business. This business had helped me to take care of my family and I knew I only had to restart it. Through Patapia, I got the financing to restart the business and with the Patapia mentors, I was able to set up strategies that helped my business to survive the second lock down.