Butare Ward B, Kyamuhunga Town council, Bushenyi District
Kyamuhunga Peoples Co-operative Savings and Credit Society (KYAPS) is a Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (SACCO) duly registered with the Registrar of Co-operatives and issued with a certificate number 7053. Bushenyi Private Sector Promotion Centre under the UNDP/GOU Private Sector Development Program supported the members of KYAPS to incorporate and operate a company limited by guarantee in December 1998. However, in 2003 a review of KYAPS’ legal status resulted in the change to a Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (SACCO). Transformation into a SACCO enabled KYAPS to legally intermediate savings in addition to enhancing the members’ effective participation in its governance based on co-operatives norms and principles.
KYAPS’ mission is to provide high quality products and services to economically active communities for sustainable development. To this end, KYAPS provides a wide array of quality financial products and services to its members in the urban, peri-urban and rural areas of the Greater Ankole and the neighbouring districts. KYAPS members access financial services through a network of four branches: the Head Offices and Main Branch located at Butare Ward B, in Kyamuhunga Town council, Bushenyi District; and the three branches; Katerera Branch in Katerera Town Council in Rubirizi District, Rutookye Branch in Rutookye Town council, Mitooma District and Ishaka