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Microfinance body, cross-border women traders' co-ops partner

Published on June 09, 2016

The numerous financing woes faced by cross-border women traders could soon be history following a partnership between the traders and the local microfinance institutions body.

During an exhibition of products and services offered by microfinance institutions (MFIs) that attracted 150 representatives from 63 cross-border traders’ co-operatives, the women traders were assured of support to their businesses.

The partnership, which is being promoted by Pro-femme/Twese Hamwe and the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR), seeks to increase access to finance by small-scale women engaged in cross-border trade, according to Jean Pierre Uwizeye, the senior programme manager at AMIR. Read more. Source | New Times