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Business Partners International Rwanda SME Fund
GIIRS Pioneer
Fund Manager Name: Business Partners International
Fund Manager Website:
Rated: 02.21.2012

Fund Description

The Business Partners International Rwanda SME Fund is a US$8 million investment fund for SME's in Rwanda, together with a parrallel US$300,000 Technical Assistance Facility.

Fund Mission

The mission is to deliver finance and technical assistance to local SMEs in a commercially sustainable manner and generate an acceptable return to investors in the Fund.

Vintage Year


Geographic and Industry Investment Targets

Target Industry

Accommodation & food service | Administrative & support services | Arts, entertainment & recreation | Construction | Education | Electricity, gas & air conditioning | Human health & social work | Information & communication | Manufactured Goods | Other services | Professional & technical services | Real estate, design & building | Retail | Transportation & storage | Water, sewerage & waste management | Wholesale

Target Industries Description


Investment Region(s)


Countries of Investment


Geographic Target Description

None provided

Impact Investment Targets

Impact Targets


Impact Targets Description

Focus on SMEs: in all stages of growth (25% start up); incorprated in Rwanda (80% Kigali); in all sectors of the economy (excl. Agriculture, On-lenders, Organisations not for gain); owned 30% by women; with bias for indigenous Rwandan entrepreneurs.

Socially Beneficial Products & Services


Environmentally Beneficial Products & Services

None provided