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FINANCIAL TOOLS FOR RESOURCEFUL RWANDANS

OUR GOAL IS TO HELP POOR PEOPLE IN RWANDA CARE FOR THEIR CHILDREN. OUR MICROFINANCE SERVICES ENABLE THEM TO BUILD THE FOUNDATIONS THEY NEED TO BRING THEMSELVES OUT OF POVERTY. OUR CLIENTS USE THEIR LOANS TO DEVELOP AND EXPAND THEIR BUSINESSES. THIS LEADS TO ADDITIONAL INCOME FOR THEIR FAMILES AND THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THEY LIVE.

We began serving Rwandans in 1997 and have since grown to become one of the largest regulated microfinance institutions in Rwanda. We work primarily with women, offering small loans and training to help their businesses succeed. Financial security means that women in Rwanda can feed, clothe, educate and buy medicine for their children and the orphans they care for.

To our clients we are seen as a conduit to a life of hope and possibilities.

    Working in Rwanda

    Rwanda is known as a country of a thousand hills. Nearly two decades ago, the country was plagued by genocide that killed millions and impacted
    the world.

    Many Rwandan families are homeless due to the genocide, and many are orphans. Widows were left to care for the children of others as well as their own but with no funds to meet even the most basic human needs.

    Women affected by the genocide are particularly vulnerable because they have little or no formal education and were left with no land or assets.

    Being vulnerable to financial shocks and emergencies is one of the core aspects of poverty.

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    Future Innovation

    Our microfinance institution strives to provide first class financial services to some of the poorest communities
    in Rwanda. Our entire management team is enthusiastic about our new initiatives and programmes which include:

    • A mobile banking project that began in 2012.
    • Staff training and development initiated by VisionFund International.

    Client Success Story

    Judith, a Rwandan widow, sells shoes to secure additional income to support her family.

    When Judith received her first small loan she was overjoyed. After paying it back, she qualified for additional loans and has expanded her business greatly. Small loans are unlocking hope and opportunity for many widows like Judith living in Rwanda.

    Management Details


    Management Team

     Ross Nathan

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
      

     

     
     


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