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By Aggrey K. Nyondwa, Sam Opio and Loma Wani  Agnes can manage to eat three meals a day  Agnes Jagoro, 37, is a happy woman. She fled conflict in South Sudan in 2016 to Uganda where she expected to settle down and start over again. She lost relatives and friends to the conflict. She lost her business and her children’s school was disrupted. In 2018, after two years of struggling as a refugee, she joined other people from her village in Bidibidi refugee settlement to form a savings group called “God Knows,”
World Vision, VisionFund come together to transform lives of refugee women and children in Uganda
In March 2021, Agnes’ group received a UGX 4 million (US$1,080) loan from VisionFund, a World Vision microfinance subsidiary, to help boost their investment. With this money, the group started issuing out loans to its members and Agnes was among the first to benefit. Read on to learn how this helped transform their outlooks.
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