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Business Development Support

A subsidized equipment loan and grant for TVET graduates


Are you a TVET graduate, you want to start a business and you don't know how to access equipment?

The facility is designed for TVET graduates who have acquired hands-on skills and are in need of equipment to apply the acquired skills into business. The National Employment Program provides a package to both individual and cooperative beneficiaries. An individual in need of equipment is entitled to a maximum subsidized toolkit loan of 500,000RWF whereas a cooperative is entitled to 5,000,000RWF. The package has a 50% loan part and 50% grant part which is benefited only if the beneficiary is paying back well the loan part as agreed by the SACCO. The service is delivered by SACCOs and for a TVET graduates to access it has to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Has to be a TVET graduate possessing a certificate from an accredited school
  2. Has to apply for the loan and submit the business plan to the nearest SACCO
Could this help you? Please approach BDF at https://www.bdf.rw, nearest Umurenge SACCO, the Business Development and Employment unit at the District or the nearest Employment Service Centre for more information.
Beneficiaries: Graduates from TVET schools and apprentices from accredited training providers.