Country: Rwanda

Sector: Telecommunications

Keywords: Financial inclusion, women in business

Leads the Connect Women in Business (CWiB) Initiative, now in its third round, supporting women savings groups both financially and with business training. The program aims to enable women in their respective projects, growing them to cooperative level so that they can contribute to sustaining their livelihoods. Women-led saving groups are first pre-selected across five categories: Agriculture, Art, Women in Digital and Women with disabilities. Saving groups are chosen based on the performance of their ongoing projects, with the support of local organizations working on the field of enterprise development. Then saving groups compete in rounds of interviews with judges including representatives from the National Women’s Council. The top three winners receive a cash prize and a masterclass in the areas of Taxes, Legal, Digital Marketing, Saving schemes, Conflict Resolution and Gender equality and Human Rights.