Bashiki Bacu Rwanda helps women in Rwanda make a better life for themselves, their family and their community.
Bashiki Bacu Rwanda is a non-profit that assists underserved women in Rwanda, who have been affected by genocide and extreme poverty, take control of their lives by becoming entrepreneurs through microlending.
Our program helps women form a business plan and then lends them small loans (average is $50) with an agreed-upon payback period and zero interest. When the money is repaid other women in their village are able to take out a loan. Also, after a successful loan payback, the participants are able to apply for other loans in the future.
The loans are currently used for businesses such as agriculture, livestock, hairdresser, and seamstress. As of May 18, 2020, Bashiki Bacu Rwanda was given federal nonprofit status and determined to be a 501(c)(3) allowing donors to use their donation as a tax deduction. All donations go directly to the Bashiki Bacu Program in Rwanda. EIN/Tax ID #85-0510532