The competition launched last year is taking place for the second time. The previous edition attracted 15 women groups.
A total of 12 best groups were awarded and started registering economic growth.
For instance, the group based in Rwamagana district called ‘Twite ku Buzima’, which emerged the best in agriculture category walked away with Rwf 1 million. It has expanded activities, bought gardens and invested in other projects like decorations and clothing brides at weddings among others.
MTN Rwanda organizes the competition to foster women’s growth and unleash fears to venture into income generating activities.
This year’s edition attracted 15 women groups , some of which have technology related projects.
MTN Rwanda will reward three first groups in each category whereby the 3rd, 2nd and 1st groups will respectively receive Rwf 400,000, Rwf 700,000 and Rwf 1 million.
Groups that won’t emerge among winners will also receive Rwf 200,000 incentives.
MTN Rwanda, Mitwa Ng’ambi has also set a special reward for the outstanding group which will receive Rwf 2 million.
Speaking to IGIHE, Yvonne Mubiligi, Head of Corporate Affairs at MTN Rwanda has revealed that the competition aims at commending and consolidating women’s achievements in lending and saving groups.
Mubiligi thanked partners including AEE church, National Women Council and the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF).
Albert Mabasi from AEE has thanked MTN Rwanda for contribution in women’s development.
The representative of the executive secretary of National Women Council, Uwamahoro Marguerite Marie also thanked MTN Rwanda for supporting women through the competition which empowered them to increase capital.