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Call for Business Proposals – DFCU ‘Rising Woman’

DFCU in partnership with Daily Monitor and Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) recently unveiled an initiative dubbed Rising Woman. The initiative has a number of activities that recognize, celebrate and promote a culture of mentorship among women entrepreneurs in Uganda.

Any women in business can join the Rising Woman by participating in any of the following activities;

  1. Business proposal writing for a chance to win cash prizes of up to 30 million

Participants are required to write a business proposal highlighting a business idea, what makes it unique, anticipated results, the impact of the business idea on the community and the type of support required. Following the review of the proposals, the top 3 winners will win cash prizes of UGX 5 million, UGX 10 million and UGX 15 million. But that’s not all, the top 10 winners will also get an all-expenses study tour trip to Nairobi.

Download the proposal writing guidelines form, fill in and email to Leslie Mutumba lmutumba@ugandainvest.go.ug  or Women in Business Program WIBP@dfcugroup.com or submitted at any DFCU branch, Daily Monitor offices countrywide and UIA offices or district commercial officers in the respective districts.

  1. Free Rising Woman business training

We will be carrying out Rising Woman business training in the major regional towns countrywide at no cost. The training will focus on;  investment licenses, taxes and record keeping, business registration, getting financial support, winning tenders, accessing market for products and much more. The trainings have been scheduled as follows:


Area Venue Date Time
Lira Pauline Hotel 22nd & 23rd August 2018 7:00am – 5:00pm
Mbarara Oxford Inn 19th & 20th September 2018 7:00am – 5:00pm
Jinja Alinisa Hotel & Spa 17th & 18th October 2018 7:00am – 5:00pm
Kampala Hotel Triangle 7th & 8th November 2018 7:00am – 5:00pm


Additional Rising Woman Benefits

  • Mentorship programs on taxation, business performance, investment and marketing from our team of experts
  • Opportunity to sign up for the DFCU Women in Business programme
  • Participation at the 2-day Business Expo that takes place in Kampala in November (The venue and other logistics are yet to be confirmed)
  • Investment Land opportunities in UIA industrial parks in Mbarara, Soroti, Jinja, Mbale, Moroto and Kasese
  • Exposure to International Business Investors and partnerships

Pictorial – Rising Woman Business Training Mbarara (19th- 20th September)


Some of the Trainees in Mbarara

Ms Victoria Byenkya, Manager Women in Business, DFCU Bank.