Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Published on August 3, 2020 um 14:20
Type of Enterprise
Year the ngo or company was founded
Explain your project in details:
According to Elevate Today, out of the 132 million girls worldwide who are out of school including 52 million in Sub-Saharan Africa alone 16 million will never set foot in a classroom (Elevate,2019). We have the objectives of increasing women who can enter in the workforce especially in business sectors so that they can be financial independence. We want to reduce the gap in education to all disadvantageous women aged 16+ especially local marginalized ones who did not get a chance to continue education as well as unemployed one who graduated from school. We will provide the following services Entrepreneurship skills-Personal characteristics and interpersonal skills, critical and creative thinking skills, Practical skills, digital skills required in business. Training and mentorship- workshop and meeting with women who become successful in their venture. Opportunities, loan and grants -connecting them with investors, financial institution, competition, awards, government agencies. Our innovative platform and service has the potential of being the right one that others in addressing the challenges of disadvantageous girls/women and other beneficiaries because female are not motivated in business and digital literacy because of lack of support/training programs in entrepreneurship as well as mentorship, advocacy and access to finance and other opportunities that can help them to create their own business and create a huge number of job opportunities in their community. All service will be provided online/offline using a smartphone, computer, CDs, flash disks or SMS. We will provide workshop and training to clearly for beneficiaries observe the gap in the society and helping them to meet with their role model in business sectors to share them with inspiration and their journey to success. We will make a strong connection between them and investors, financial institution, opportunities, the competition to get fund to advance their business.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Women E-Business will achieve its mission when women get access to both academic learning content, skills development content in entrepreneurship, training, connected to opportunities available to boost personal skills as well as to boost their financial wellbeing. We will reduce the financial problem for starting and growing businesses, lack of business and marketing skills, combining family responsibilities and business life, insufficient business information, lack of ICT skills and all those impacts negatively the success of women businesses. Where we will expand the market for women entrepreneurs in Rwanda, by increasing the number of trade fairs and provide support for women entrepreneurs to participate in many trade fairs since it is an opportunity for marketing women entrepreneurs' Products. We will increase training and workshop for women entrepreneurs in communication skills, Business plan, ICT use in their activities, training related to their type of business as well as training that will help women to start and expand their business, management and technical skills entrepreneurs. This will create a huge number of jobs and well as being one of the key means of attaining SDGs for Rwanda and Africa. We will track progress by involving local authority to work with us to monitor and evaluate the impacts of beneficiaries after receiving training. We will combine women in cooperative so that they can get funds/loan in microfinance institution as well as requesting funds from NGOs. We will do an annual report to tackle our progress as well as trying to meet beneficial on an individual basis.
Sustainability and future plans
Business model Our value Reducing the gap of women in the business sector Equipping women with the required knowledge for starting and running their own business Becoming the top solution in the provision of learning and entrepreneurship skills to women and other people in the world. Our 1-year goals are the following Having designed platform secured with only lessons related to entrepreneurship skills and launching our service in English, Kinyarwanda, French and Kiswahili language to reach maximum people with technology as well as making advertisement to have many beneficiaries. Finding and intensification of the partnership of beneficiaries, with higher learning institutions, local authorities, tutors, mentors, women CEOs, financial institutions as well as private institutions and NGOs. Addition of opportunities and grants platform with contents for grants and other opportunities available. Growing to impact 1000 users on our platform and 1000 users of our service offline. Five years goals are the following Creating a huge number of employment opportunities of women through their skills and opportunities in generating multiple incomes to all stakeholders especially those who were neglected in getting fundamental for starting and running business and funds for their business venture across Africa and other continents. Expanding our service to more than 100,000 women and ladies and other stakeholders across Africa and other peat of the world. To perform well our business, we plan various ways for resources mobilization and funding acquisition as follows; donations and grants, loans from a microfinance institution, selling some services through premium subscription, raising investment capital, or a combination of all. Also Raising grants from stakeholders would be part of the funding program. Once we get registered from government licensing and raising investment capital will be needed to implement our solution to the next level.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
My name is Jean Claude NIYOMUGABO, I am 21 years and I am Rwandan. I grow in rural areas whenever you talk of women many people suspect that you are likely going to talk about women illiteracy, inequality, their poverty, domestic violence, they are voiceless in making the decision as well as resource ownership. In Africa, women are on the disadvantageous side and the situation becomes worse when it comes to business ownership, entrepreneurship and business development. When I started my bachelors degree in university, I used to ask myself why Government of Rwanda reports show large gaps in gender and business distribution where a total of 142,029 businesses, of which 101,665 are male-owned (71.58%), 38,017 females (26, 77%), and 2,347 with no apparent sex identity (NS) (1.65%). I get shocked when I read an article in New times a local magazine where I identified that In Rwanda, 19% of the population who are aged 15-24 faces major obstacles of entering in the workforce. Adolescent girls face the added problems of widespread early childbearing, high fertility, and gender violence. Most young women are less likely than their male peers to compete in secondary education, limiting their opportunities and ability to work their way out of poverty. Low tertiary enrolment is a vast challenge where only 4% of children in Africa are expected to enter a graduate and postgraduate institution in which major numbers are boys. We come with idea that can impact women to have good business venture where our solution target girls/women aged 16+ especially local marginalized ones who did not get chance to continue education as well as unemployed one who graduated from school.