Financial institutions commended for contributing to rural women development
Odda Gasinzigwa the Minister of gender and family promotion (MIGEPROF)
The ministry of gender and family promotion (MIGEPROF) has praised rural women for their remarkable step made in socio-economic development through cooperatives and working with financial institutions.
The remarks were made during the “rural woman” celebrations in Rwanda on October 26, 2013 during.
Marie Rose Ndejeje, vice president of the National Women’s Council highlights that rural women have attained social development through utilizing loans from small financial institutions.
“Rural women have taken up accessing loans from financial institutions this year 2013.”
Odda Gasinzigwa, the Minister of gender and family promotion confirms that women have developed at different levels though some incur losses for different reasons.
On the loss issue, Gasinzigwa says it’s common in business but the remedy lies between financial institutions, National Women’s Council (NWC) and women themselves.
She advised that: “If you suffer loss, approach financial institutions and get help over repayment process and advice.”
She indicated that NWC in partnership with MINICOM is working on the issue so that women do not continue to incur losses.
Though some women still face challenges like denial on property inheritance and gender based violence, Rwanda comes first among countries that promote women emancipation in the world.