South Western Institute for Policy and Advocacy (SOWIPA)

Micro-Credit Services

Under this project, SOWIPA will proactively seek to identify and connect community groups to essential micro-credit services. SOWIPA will advocate for key micro lending organizations such as Village Enterprise Fund, Kiva, Micro-Place to start lending communities and individuals in the target districts. In some of the cases, SOWIPA may become the Responsible party or the mentor for potential recipients.

SOWIPA’s vision

SOWIPA’s vision is “To see the emergence of economically dynamically and politically active communities in South Western Uganda”. SOWIPA’s policy advocacy work should help address the declining education standards, depressing health care conditions and deteriorating environmental conditions in the sub-region. We help local communities to access key economic resources such as micro- credit

Our Network

As a new Organization, SOWIPA had benefited from partnering with other already established and credible organizations. Key among our partners and sponsors are: the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) Western Ankole Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) Human Rights Network Uganda (HURINET- U) CARITAS Uganda,

South western institute for policy and advocacy - SOWIPA is a non-profit policy research and Advocacy organization registered in Uganda as a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO). SOWIPA was established in 2007 and completed registration in 2008. Operating in 10 districts of South Western Uganda, SOWIPA is the only local NGO that combines evidence based research with policy advocacy and policy monitoring to address issues of poverty, economic growth and good governance.

Contact Us

Need contact Us? You can send an email to sowipa_ug@yahoo.com

Work Gallery

A civic education clinic in Kibatsi sub county Ntungamo District Education Officer responding to citizens on one of the citizens parliament in the district One of the Community Meetings to disseminate the scorecard results in Ntungamo District One of coordinators' meeting organized by one of our partners. Some of SOWIPA community mobilisers A citizens parliament in Kibatsi sub county organised by SOWIPA and WACSOF

About Us

South western institute for policy and advocacy - SOWIPA is a non-profit policy research and Advocacy organization registered in Uganda as a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO). SOWIPA was established in 2007 and completed registration in 2008. Operating in 10 districts of South Western Uganda, SOWIPA is the only local NGO that combines evidence based research with policy advocacy and policy monitoring to address issues of poverty, economic growth and good governance. Our theory of change is that if strong professional and evidence – based non-profit organizations are established and based in Uganda’s rural areas, this will build a powerful constituency able to demand for pro-people policy change and better governance.

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Contact Information

Address : South Western Institute for Policy and Advocacy (SOWIPA)
Plot 35A, Mbarara-Kabale Road
NtungamoTown,
P.O Box, 191, Ntungamo-Uganda. ,
Phone : +256 312515324 / +256 772864224,
Email : sowipa_ug@yahoo.com,
Website : http://sowipa-u.pirengo.org