Total loan: $6,125


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Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda / Education

Yves's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped To expand his education technology business into more schools in Rwanda.

Yves's story

There are two things about Yves that are truly remarkable. First, he is a born entrepreneur. He has been launching various enterprises since an early age, failing and succeeding along the way. All the while, he has continued learning, innovating, testing, and pivoting. Second, Yves is deeply committed to bettering his country of Rwanda. Yves has worked for a variety of youth, educational, and entrepreneurial programs to provide opportunities for young people to fulfill their dreams of a quality education and to be strong contributors to their communities.

In 2015, Yves launched Academic Bridge. Academic Bridge is a technology company that offers primary and secondary schools in Rwanda with affordable data management solutions. At present, most schools still use ineffective, paper-based data collection processes, and the costs of switching (ie. software and training staff) are too high. Teachers are frustrated because their data management requires a lot of extra time. Because of this, schools are also unable to communicate effectively with their parents. They can't send parents real-time information about their students' performance, and parents can't pay for school fees online or via mobile money platforms.

Yves and Academic Bridge is here to change this. With an affordable platform that is easy-to-use without needing lots of technical support, Academic Bridge is helping schools and parents be better connected, ultimately improving the quality of education for the students of Rwanda.

This financing will help Academic Bridge hire staff to increase the number of participating schools.

Thank you for your consideration.