Gilbert Ntakirutimana, Coordinator of PROBA in Rusizi District
A few months after being initiated in Rusizi district, the Proximity Business Advisor (PROBA) program is playing an influential role in the development of people as well as financial institutions and sector’s SACCOs.
PROBA program was initiated by the Ministry of trade and industry with the objective of promoting small scale entrepreneurs and contractors. This program helps contractors to acquire loans from banks, and work for the development of the area
According to Gilbert Ntakirutimana the coordinator of PROBA in Rusizi district, ever since the program started, about Rwf130Million has been given by Micro finance institutions to entrepreneurs in job creation.
PROBA program also helps people in realization of their ideas into projects and advice them on how to get loans to run the idea until the project is up and running.
This is admitted by Innocent Bizimana who owns a motorcycle and Nkurikiyinka who runs an animal butchery, a business that helps residents buy meat and earns him a living. Both men thank the PROBA Program that helped them realize their projects.
Gilbert Ntakirutimana calls upon all local people to make use of the advisors in their sectors and make their ideas into projects that are productive.
Entrepreneurial Development in Rusizi District taking off