The project “-Promoting the socio-economic development of women-led small businesses in Kigali, Rwanda” aims to develop and consolidate the business activities already opened by women who took part in one of the previous courses of “female entrepreneurship”, which began in 2018.
The course builds on the basis of what has been achieved in the preceding course while offering participants a new and more in-depth training process and, with it, the concrete possibility of achieving higher and more significant entrepreneurial standards.
All this with the aim of improving the economic and social situation of the participants and, at the same time, offering other women in difficulty the opportunity to change their lives, contributing simultaneously, to the reduction of the high rate of female unemployment.
In fact, the project, through its activities, aims to promote entrepreneurship, improve access to finance, enhance business support services, promote market opportunities and create new jobs.
The project takes place in the district of Kicukiro, one of the three districts that make up the city of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. In this first year of the project, fifteen women have been selected who, during the numerous monitoring visits, have demonstrated high entrepreneurial skills in the management of their respective businesses.
The women will participate in intensive four-month training courses, including three Bootcamps, a digital training course and a basic English language course.
Fondazione E4Impact, partner of the project, will take care of the entrepreneurial training aspect, focusing on interactions with the local business system and investors, combining the improvement of skills and business acceleration with individual mentoring.
The project is made possible thanks to the valued support of the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation.