Operating out of the dynamic Westerwelle Foundation ecosystem, Challenges Rwanda offers capacity building and business growth services to the burgeoning private sector in Rwanda.
Formed in 2017, Challenges Rwanda has worked with more than 75 businesses and more than 150 young people, combining the practical experience of a business placement with accredited management training from the Chartered Management Institute.
Challenges Rwanda has also partnered with the Scottish Government to work with coffee co-operatives across Southern and Western Rwanda, providing an opportunity to adapt and innovate our offerings to a rural setting with great success.
The Challenges team has also worked with rural youth to alleviate unemployment, a significant Rwandan issue, and has partnered with local Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisations (SACCOs) to deliver access to finance following successful entrepreneurship workshops.
Like our other Challenges offices, our work in Rwanda has focused on tailoring our approach to the client and beneficiary. Our team of young professionals, many of whom have been trained and worked with Challenges Rwanda since its inception, are the embodiment of our approach to development: a focus on skills, training and capacity-building. Our ambition is to work within the dynamic Rwandan business environment to become an eco-system enabler across multiple sectors and with partners to deliver multi-layered holistic solutions to systemic growth.
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