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SMEs Remain Core Engine of Economic Growth in Rwanda

Rwanda’s Vision2020 identifies six priority pillars and three cross-cutting areas, the development of which is crucial for making the necessary long-term transformations in the Rwandan society. One of the pillars is the development of an efficient private sector spearheaded by competitiveness and entrepreneurship. SMEs comprise 98% of all the establishments; micro-sized establishments – those employing between 1 and 3 people – account for 92.6% of all establishments while enterprises with only one worker account for 72% of all establishments. This indicates that growth in the SME sector could be of strategic importance in addressing the challenge of unemployment in general and youth unemployment in particular. (...)

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Rwanda SMEs to be supported by EIB

Rwandese boys transporting their produce to the market KIGALI ,RWANDA - The European Investment Bank [EIB] is to support Rwanda develop small businesses with funds worth EUR8million which will go through the new I&M Bank (...)

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Scaling up SMEs’ Access to Financial Services get a boost

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have a good reason to upscale their businesses after I&M bank secured a financing facility worth Frw 7.6 billion from the European Investment bank (EIB). This comes at a time when the (...)

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Request for Expressions of Interest Financing small Businesses and Social Enterprises in Rwanda

The Social Investment Consultancy is working with a London-based Foundation client interested in providing growth finance to Rwandan-based enterprises. The Foundation sees job creation and socially focussed businesses as contributors to social and economic development and is interested in providing financial support (and potentially mentoring) to such organisations. Read more...

Request for Expressions of Interest - Grants for Enterprise Activities in Rwanda

The Social Investment Consultancy is working with a London-based Foundation interested in providing grants to organisations delivering support to Rwandan-based enterprises with the aim to support the growth of the private sector in the country and develop a culture of entrepreneurship. Read more...