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Making Trade Work 4 Women in Rwanda - ProFemme

IATI Identifier: KE-RCO-CPR/2009/5689-3410-WITRW
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Aug 01, 2018 - Jun 30, 2022
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

The Rwanda programme has recorded significant success from the strategy I women and trade project specifically in the establishment of the cooperatives. This project will therefore build on this success and replicate good business models and lessons learned in the establishment of cooperatives for WCBT and replicate this for other segments like urban traders. Despite the significant results achieved in the ProFemme project facilitating women cross border traders in Rwanda to trade through cooperatives, other women traders continue to trade in low volumes and low value commodities and services which reduces the profitability of their trade. In strategy Il, this project will have a stronger focus on increasing trade in higher value goods so as to increase the trade value of the targeted traders/SMEs by addressing challenges faced in specific sectors/ value chains. The project will replicate the lessons learnt while the target group will be expanded to cover small and medium women owned enterprises to access export markets. The project specifically seeks to achieve the objectives below: (i) Increase access to information and trade support services: Small business owners (predominantly women) state that the high tax burden in the formal sector forces them to operate informally. This is further demonstrated by the limited access to affordable finance for women traders. In 2011, 28.2% of women had bank accounts at formal financial institutions in comparison to 37.5% of men. Even where the Simplified Trade Regime is implemented, in order to benefit from the regime, an exporter must be VAT registered. Given that they trade informally, the majority are unable to meet this criterion. l The project will aim to provide capacity in terms of skills and knowledge to enable women in selected value chains to trade formally, improve access finance and markets. (ii)increase trade value for women: The Rwanda National Cross Border Trade Strategy confirms that men trade primarily in capital intensive goods (e.g. manufactured goods), while women trade in commodities with little or no value addition and are therefore disadvantaged as their returns on trade remain low. The project's objective is to support women traders to access high value markets through trading in clusters/cooperatives and other groupings that support consolidation of resources and collective bargaining for cost reduction.;Business Competitiveness

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Sectors:
  • Trade facilitation error
    Sector code:
    33120 - Trade facilitation
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
  • Trade facilitation error
    Sector code:
    33120 - Trade facilitation
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
  • Women’s rights organisations and movements, and government institutions error
    Sector code:
    15170 - Women’s rights organisations and movements, and government institutions
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
TradeMark East Africa Regional NGO Implementing

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
Not Available circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeMar 01, 2020
140 USD (Valued at Mar 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeJan 01, 2020
250,132 USD (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2019
Not Available circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeSep 01, 2019
Not Available circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeJul 01, 2019

Budget

489,916 USD
0 date_range Jul 01, 2019 - Jun 30, 2020
288,356 USD (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) date_range Jul 01, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
0 date_range Jul 01, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
0 date_range Sep 01, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
111,000 USD (Valued at Mar 31, 2020) date_range Jan 01, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
90,560 USD (Valued at Jun 30, 2020) date_range Mar 01, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020
access_timeUpdated on Jan 11, 2021 12:37:28
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