Hiring & Supply Chains
Uber commits to helping 1,000 refugees become driver-partners on its platform in Africa by December 2022, starting with a pilot of 50 refugees in Uganda and then scaling this initiative in Uganda and other countries in the region. To help refugees gain access to finance to lease a car, Uber, in partnership with Tent, will provide a grant whose funds will serve as a first loss guarantee against potential defaults on the refugees’ car loans. With this assurance, PostBank, a bank in Uganda, will offer car loans to refugees at a competitive rate. Uber will also partner with the Norwegian Refugee Council and YARID to support the refugee driver-partners onboarding, upskilling and performance.