gender-intelligent Fintech Design

Gender-Intelligent Fintech Design

Gender-Intelligent Fintech Design

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In collaboration with the Financial Alliance for Women, ConsumerCentriX conducted a research study “How Fintechs Can Capture The Female Economy.”  The research team interviewed 31 fintechs, 10 investors and 15 industry stakeholders across the world.  The report quantifies the opportunity cost of not taking a gender-intelligent approach and shares solutions that fintechs can use to increase women’s conversion rates at each stage of the sales funnel.

Click here to access the full report: Fintech-Research-II


IN THE NEWS | Ibigo by’ubucuruzi buto birakangurirwa kwitabira ubukangurambaga bwa “Twiteze Imbere”

Ibigo by’ubucuruzi buto birakangurirwa kwitabira ubukangurambaga bwa “Twiteze Imbere”

Ubukangurambaga bwa “Twiteze Imbere” bwateguwe n’abafatanyabikorwa b’ihuriro rya ‘SME Response Clinic’ mu rwego rwo gushyigikira no kuzirikana uruhare rw’ibigo by’ubucuruzi buto mu kuzahura ubukungu bw’u Rwanda bwazahajwe n’icyorezo cya COVID-19.

Kimwe mu bikorwa bigize ubwo bukangurambaga ni irushanwa rishishikariza abantu gutanga amazina y’ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito babona bigira imikorere myiza. Ibigo by’ubucuruzi bizatsinda bikazahabwa igihembo cya miliyoni imwe y’Amafaranga y’u Rwanda (1.000.000Frw) hamwe na serivisi z’ubujyanama zitangwa n’impuguke mu bucuruzi.

Icyiciro cy’ubucuruzi buzatsinda ku mwanya wa kabiri kizahabwa inkunga yo gukurikirana amahugurwa atangwa n’Ikigo Nyafurika Kigamije Guteza Imbere Imiyoborere (AMI), yiswe “Komeza Utere Imbere – Survive to Thrive”. Binyuze kuri ayo mahugurwa, ba rwiyemezamirimo bazunguka ubuhanga, bahabwe ibikoresho byabugenewe, bige n’ingamba zabafasha guhangana n’ibibazo bagakomeza gutera imbere muri ibi bihe bikomeye byatewe n’icyorezo cya COVID-19. Nanone, bazahahurira n’abandi bacuruzi bo mu Rwanda no muri Afurika.

Umuyobozi wa Access to Finance Rwanda, Iyacu Jean Bosco, asobanura uko SME Response Clinic ifasha ibigo by’ubucuruzi, agira ati “Urubuga rwa SME Response Clinic rufasha ba rwiyemezamirimo kubona amahugurwa, amakuru n’inama ku buryo bwo gukora ubucuruzi neza mu bihe turimo, n’inama mu bijyanye n’imicungire y’imari mu rwego rwo guhangana n’ibibazo by’ubukungu byatejwe na Covid-19”.

Yongeraho ko SME Response Clinic ari umushinga uhuriweho n’abafatanyabikorwa aribo Access to Finance Rwanda, Consumer CentriX, Urugaga rw’Abikorera mu Rwanda (PSF), Ishyirahamwe ry’Ibigo by’Imari Iciriritse mu Rwanda (AMIR), Ikigo Nyafurika Kigamije Guteza Imbere Imiyoborere (AMI), New Faces New Voices Rwanda, n’Ishyirahamwe ry’Amabanki mu Rwanda (RBA).


Rwanda’s economic recovery

IN THE NEWS | FEATURED: SME Response Clinic in campaign to support small businesses’ post-Covid-19 recovery

FEATURED: SME Response Clinic in campaign to support small businesses’ post-Covid-19 recovery

In a bid to recognise the role of small businesses in Rwanda’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Access to Finance Rwanda and partners of the SME Response Clinic are running a campaign dubbed ‘Twiteze Imbere’.

The campaign, meaning ‘Let’s Move Forward Together,’ is supporting enterprises to overcome challenges and acknowledges their importance in job creation and Rwanda’s ongoing economic transformation.

Through resources and learning opportunities, the SME Response Clinic online platform provides access to training, industry insights, and financial management advice to entrepreneurs in Rwanda.

The campaign has been organised in collaboration with ConsumerCentriX, the Private Sector Federation, the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda, African Management Institute, New Faces New Voices Rwanda and the Rwanda Bankers’ Association.

A key feature of the campaign is to celebrate exceptional businesses through the inaugural SME Response Clinic Business Awards and to encourage entrepreneurs to utilise the SME Response Clinic.

As part of the campaign, people across Rwanda can nominate their favourite small businesses.


IN THE NEWS | Uruhare rwa SME Response Clinic mu kuzahura ubucuruzi bwazahajwe n’ingaruka za Covid-19

Uruhare rwa SME Response Clinic mu kuzahura ubucuruzi bwazahajwe n’ingaruka za Covid-19

Umuyobozi w’Ishyirahamwe ry’Ibigo by’Imari iciriritse Bikorera mu Rwanda (AMIR), Nkuranga Aimable, yavuze ko ihuriro SME Response Clinic riri kugira uruhare rukomeye mu kuzahura ubukungu bw’Igihugu. Ubu washyigikira ikigo cy’ubucuruzi buto ukagiha amahirwe yo kwegukana ibihembo byatanzwe n’iri huriro.

SME Response Clinic ni urubuga rwatangijwe hagamijwe kujya rukusanyirizwaho amakuru n’ubujyanama ku icungamari, imisoro, imikoranire na banki n’aho abucuruzi bakura ibishoro muri iki gihe cya Covid-19.

Rufasha abanyarwanda benshi bari mu bikorwa by’ubucuruzi kandi amakuru yose agatangwa mu Kinyarwanda n’Icyongereza.

Hashize umwaka ihuriro rya SME Response Clinic ritangiye mu Rwanda. Iri huriro ryavutse mu gihe Igihugu cyari gihanganye n’ingaruka z’icyorezo cya Covid-19, aho ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse byahuye n’ihungabana ry’ubukungu ritabyoroheye.

Umuyobozi w’Ishyirahamwe ry’Ibigo by’Imari Iciriritse bikorera mu Rwanda (AMIR) rikaba rinabarizwa muri iri huriro, Nkuranga Aimable, yavuze ko iri huriro rihugura ba rwiyemezamirimo b’ibigo bito ndetse n’ibiri kwiyubaka mu gucunga amafaranga akoreshwa mu bucuruzi.

ConsumerCentriX is a proud to partner of the SME Response Clinic with Access to Finance Rwanda and Rwanda Private Sector Federation


IN THE NEWS | Hatangijwe ubukangurambaga buzashimirwamo ibigo bito byagaragaje umuhate mu kwigobotora ingaruka za Covid-19

Hatangijwe ubukangurambaga buzashimirwamo ibigo bito byagaragaje umuhate mu kwigobotora ingaruka za Covid-19

Bizakorwa binyuze mu rubuga SME Response Clinic rwatangijwe n’urugaga rw’abikorera mu Rwanda (PSF) ku bufatanye n’Ikigo cy’igihugu giharanira ko serivisi z’imari zigera kuri bose, Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR), hagamijwe kugeza amakuru ya ngombwa ku bari mu bucuruzi mu guhangana n’ingaruka za Covid-19.

Urwo rubuga rukusanyirizwaho amakuru n’ubujyanama ku icungamari, imisoro, imikoranire na banki n’aho abari mu bucuruzi bakura ibishoro muri iki gihe cya Covid-19.

Ubukangurambaga bwa ‘Twiteze Imbere’ buzamara ibyumweru bitatu, bukubiyemo gusangira amakuru y’uburyo ibigo by’ubucuruzi bito n’ibiciriritse byabashije guhangana n’ibihe bikomeye by’icyorezo cyugarije Isi. Hazanashishikarizwa ba rwiyemezamirimo na ba nyir’ibigo by’ubucuruzi bitandukanye kwitabira gahunda za SME Response Clinic, ndetse ibizagaragaza ubudasa bihabwe ishimwe.

Icyo gikorwa kizaterwa inkunga na Access to Finance Rwanda, ConsumerCentriX, Urugaga rw’Abikorera mu Rwanda (PSF), Ishyirahamwe ry’Ibigo by’Imari Iciriritse Bikorera mu Rwanda (AMIR), Ikigo Nyafurika Kigamije Guteza Imbere Imiyoborere (AMI), New Faces New Voices Rwanda, n’Ishyirahamwe ry’Amabanki mu Rwanda.


 Rwanda Broadcasting Agency | Businesswomen call for streamlined means of access to finance and investment opportunities

 Rwanda Broadcasting Agency

Businesswomen call for streamlined means of access to finance and investment opportunities

By tailoring content and digital targeting, SME Response Clinic is actively equalizing the information asymmetry that prevents women entrepreneurs from safely accessing finance and training. ConsumerCentriX is proud to serve as the implementing partner in this critical initiative.


SME Response Clinic on RwandaTV

The SME Response Clinic is featured by RwandaTV

The SME Response Clinic is featured by RwandaTV

ConsumerCentriX is proud to partner on the SME Response Clinic with Access to Finance Rwanda and Rwanda Private Sector Federation


EABW NEWS | Stanbic And ConsumerCentriX Launch COVID-19 Business Information Hub

Stanbic And ConsumerCentriX Launch COVID-19 Business Information Hub

 

To provide the much-needed information and solutions for Ugandan entrepreneurs struggling with the financial consequences of the COVID -19 pandemic, Stanbic Bank has partnered with ConsumerCentriX on a Business Information Hub.

This website will provide entrepreneurs with advice on financial management to overcome economic slowdown and insights into new developments across industries.

Through a partnership with the African Management Institute (AMI), the Covid-19 Business Info Hub will promote informative virtual training sessions and webinars to help entrepreneurs navigate these challenging new circumstances.

Employing over 2.5 million people, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the key driver of growth for Uganda’s economy.

 

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