Innovative Finance Mechanisms

The WE!FUND Mechanism

The WE!Fund pipeline project is the result of a unique partnership between an independent fund, called WE!, and UNCDF.This fund provides equity and loans to medium sized enterprises with a focus on women’s empowerment (WE) by targeting businesses with female workforces, female entrepreneurs, and women’s cooperatives.

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The START Mechanism

The Support to Agricultural Revitalization and Transformation (START) Facility.

The Facility is intended to offer access to affordable medium-term finance for agricultural value adding projects in Northern Uganda through provision of Business Development Services and seed capital in the form of concessional loans, grants and partial guarantees.

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