About Us

Strømme Foundation East Africa (SFEA) is the Eastern Africa regional office for the Norwegian based international development organization, Stromme Foundation (SF). Strømme Foundation was established in 1976, as a result of the fundraising initiated by Olav Kristian Strømme, a former minister of the Cathedral in Kristiansand, Norway. He was known for his bold personality and passion to make the world a better place.

Reverend Strømme started placing ads in the local newspaper to raise money in order to help the poor. These ads became famous throughout the country, establishing a new and creative way to fundraise.

After Reverend Strømme’s death, his work continued, and Strømme Foundation grew into an international development organization with a focus on education and microfinance. His dream to help the poor lives on, but is even bolder now: A world free from poverty.  We are honoured to live out his legacy. The organization is currently operating in thirteen (13) countries located in the regions of Asia, South America, West and East Africa.

Strømme Foundation’s vision is a “World free from Poverty” through the mission of “Eradicating poverty through providing opportunities and partnerships to support the poor to cross the poverty line through Education and Micro finance interventions in East Africa”.


We empathetically identify ourselves with the plight of marginalised and discriminated groups.

Where We Work

Strømme Foundation East Africa regional office is located in Kampala, Uganda and has been in operation since was 1994. Its interventions are currently carried out in Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and South Sudan.

Stromme Microfinance East Africa Ltd
Plot 25 Bukoto Street Kampala
P.O. Box 27200 Kampala Uganda
Tel: 256-414-532 842
Fax: 256 414 532 834
Email: sfeastafrica@stromme.org

How We Work

Strømme Foundation believes that communities and other local partners are the legitimate long-term implementers of interventions that address local development needs. Wework through local partners who include Non-Government organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), and Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs); that are strategically and carefully selected. We also focus onbuilding partner and community capacities to be effectively involved with their own development for achievement of sustainable results in both education and microfinance interventions.

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