A loan helped to expand to more schools in Rwanda and Uganda.


Mariam's story

Mariam is the CEO of Academic Bridge, a technology company that offers improved data management software to schools in Rwanda. Mariam is smart, driven, and leads a talented team of five people committed to providing better quality services to East Africa's education systems.

Currently, Academic Bridge works in 21 schools in Rwanda supporting the data collection and tracking of 14,700 students. Academic Bridge is poised to grow to more than 200 schools in Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda in 2017.

AEC has worked with Academic Bridge for the past two years. The team, under Mariam's leadership, has already successfully repaid a loan of roughly 4,700,000 Rwandan Francs, and they are now looking for working capital of 13,000,000 Rwandan Francs to grow their operations and support more schools.

AEC has been continually impressed with Academic Bridge, and with Mariam's leadership. This team is going far, and AEC is excited to offer more support as they increase their impact across East Africa.


This loan is special because:

It offers a full package of support for Rwanda's promising entrepreneurs.



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