BDF to open 13 offices more offices countrywide

BDF to open 13 offices more offices countrywide

The Business Development Fund (BDF) is planning to open all its Business Development Centers (BDCs) before the end of this month (April), its CEO Innocent Bulindi said. 17 BDCs are already operational, while the refurbishment of 13 others is in the final stages. “BDCs play a significant role in offering a lot of business advice to small business operators and working with the local authorities towards the promotion of business development and entrepreneurship,” Bulindi said. The BDCs will also act as branches of BDF, which has so far been working with business development advisers and entrepreneurship development advisers in the districts, mainly to help entrepreneurs to acquire loans. Bulindi explained that small business operators who…

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Microfinance to look at harnessing professionalism

Microfinance to look at harnessing professionalism

As the  microfinance day closes  in,  professionalism  is  the  main focus  in a bid to  bolster  the sector  needed to boost  the  financial  access mainly by rural folks. Peter  Rwema, acting   executive secretary   of  Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda-AMIR  believes says that   day will help  in   highlighting the performance  of the sector in terms of professionalism  as well  as  best  practices to  ease  service delivery. “This is the time we  access  ourselves  on  how  far we have gone  in promoting  inclusive  c micro finance based on  best practices,”  he said The day Running  under the theme; Promoting inclusive micro- FINANCE with professionalism in Rwanda” is slated for   7th May   will  up  the sector’s  professionalism…

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Nyamasheke: Extend banking to rural areas, banks told

Nyamasheke: Extend banking to rural areas, banks told

Charles Bahizi, vice mayor for economic affairs in Nyamasheke district has urged financial institutions to extend their services to all Ghanaians, especially those in the rural areas. This was revealed on April 10, during the access to finance forum meeting to discuss on reasons behind residents low turn up to work with financial institutions. That, he said, would be one of the surest ways to promote growth and reduce poverty in the country. It’s in this regard that it was decided during the meeting that an open day be organized that financial services are showcase their services to residents. Vice-mayor Bahizi reminded financial institutions that good customer care is what makes a customer king and…

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Nyamasheke: Ibigo by’imari birasabwa kwikubita agashyi mu kwimenyekanisha no gutanga serivisi nziza

Abahagariye ibigo by’imari bikorera mu karere ka Nyamasheke birasabwa n’ubuyobozi kongera gushyira ingufu mu kumenyekanisha ibikorwa byabo mu baturage no kurushaho gutanga serivisi inoze ku babagana. Ibi babitangaje mu nama ngarukagihembwe isanzwe ibahuza yabaye tariki ya 10 Mata 2015, nyuma y’uko bigaragaye ko hakiri abaturage batabigana kuko batabizi cyangwa se bakabivaho kubera serivisi mbi babiziho. Muri iyi nama umuyobozi w’akarere wungirije ushinzwe iterambere ry’ubukungu, Bahizi Charles yasabye abafite ibigo by’imari bikorera mu karere ka Nyamasheke, kwibuka ko bakorera abaturage, abibutsa ko hakiri abaturage benshi batarabagana kuko batabazi. Ibi byatumye bafata ingamba  ko bagiye kuzategura umunsi wo kumurika ibyo bakora mu karere hose kugira ngo abatabazi babimenye, babyitabire kandi bazi icyo babishakamo. Bahizi yabibukije ko serivisi…

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Rusizi: Ibigo by’imari ngo bidindiza iterambere ry’abikorera bikabaviramo ibihombo

m_Ibigo by’imari ngo bidindiza iterambere ry’abikorera bikabaviramo ibihombo

Abikorera bo mu karere ka Rusizi baravuga ko babangamiwe n’imikorere y’ibigo by’imari kuko ngo bidindiza iterambere ryabo bikaba byatuma bamwe muribo bareka imishinga baba baratangiye kubera ibihombo baterwa n’ibigo by’imari, abikorera bavuga cyane cyane ko baterwa igihombo n’ibigo by’imari nko mu gihe basaba inguzanyo  mu kigo runaka kikamwizeza ko kigiye kuyimuha yerekanye ibyangombwa byose ariko hakaba hashira n’umwaka iyo nguzanyo atarayibona. Abikorera bavuga ko ibyo biboneka cyane mu guhabwa inguzanyo zijyanye n’ubuhinzi aho umuntu asaba inguzanyo yewe ndetse agatanga n’ingwate ariko kugirango izaboneke bikaba ingorabahizi , ngo hari n’igihe inguzanyo umuhinzi aba yarasabye iboneka yararangije gusarura kuburyo ntacyo yaba akiyikoresheje ibyo ngo bituma umushinga we upfa ndetse akanahomba byishi yawutanzeho dore ko ngo baba bijejwe…

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Experts root for competitiveness in microfinance Institutions

Experts root for competitiveness in microfinance Institutions

Experts’ believe thatincreased competiveness within the microfinanceInstitutions-MFIs will improve the   sector’s abilityto bank the rural folks, thus increase   financial inclusion. Rita Ngarambe, Executive Director, AMIR consult Ltd says that   helping MFIs  sector to boost its competitiveness and provide customer orientedproductsthat will result into a strong   and vibrant sector that is able to finance rural   growth. “Competition should pave way for better services and increased access to financial    services by people mainly those in rural areas,” she noted Ngarambe believes that    when    microfinance institutions look at   embracing competition and   become innovative to bring out   customer centered services, access to finance by the unbanked population   will be easier. The MFIs   that  are in  microfinance sector   also composed …

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