True story from the Umoja ni Nguvu RC savings group in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp
Ten years have passed since this Congolese man sitting alongside me in a church in the Nyaragusu refugee camp settled his life here. However, this was far from the time he has spent in refugee communities. Almost nineteen years ago, the outbreak of the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo forced Joseph and his family to flee to Tanzania, a country that is 1476 kilometers away from home. Back then, he was only eleven years old, when he was supposed to continue studying in primary school and live a childhood without fear.
UNCDF in Tanzania
In Tanzania, UNCDF's Financial Inclusion Practice Area (FIPA) team works to advance access to finance, strengthen savings, and improve financial capability in the Kigoma Region. Our target groups are small farmers, refugees and surrounding host communities, and our focus is women and youth.