iHuzo – Accelerating growth of MSE through expanding e-commerce in Rwanda

Year Started:

Key Partners/Clients:
Access to Finance Rwanda; ICT Chamber

Area of Work:
Livelihoods and Microenterprise


iHuzo – Accelerating growth of MSE through expanding e-commerce in Rwanda. BFA will work with Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) and ICT Chamber to stimulate the growth of livelihoods and employment opportunities in Rwanda through e-commerce, to address the barriers and promote an enabling market system for e-commerce with onboarding MSEs into the digital economy at the core. BFA in partnership with AFR and ICT Chamber will address the market constraints of MSEs to the digital economy and create new or improve livelihoods for works through three pillars, including digital onboarding MSEs, ecosystem acceleration and knowledge creation and demonstration for e-commerce to be replicated and sustained by other Rwandan companies after the program ends. With BFA support, the program will onboard 1,500 local businesses across target MSEs segments of e-commerce readiness and improve or create livelihoods for 2,000 young women and men iWorkers directly through digital onboarding, spurred e-commercee system that engendered wider, more inclusive adoption and drive more investment and actors crowding into the market system. BFA will publish 3 blogs and 1 final report capturing learnings, takeaways, models for sector to replicate and pathways to scale.