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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, 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.