Rwanda - Access Bank (Rwanda) Ltd (under the Africa SME Program)

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Jun 2015
Signature Date 08 Sep 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Finance
DAC Sector Code 24030
Commitment U.A 4,401,053.32
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project involves a $ 6 million line of credit (LOC) from the Bank to Access Rwanda under the Africa SME program to on-lend to its SME clients. Access Rwanda is a member of the Access Bank Group which has its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria and with whom the African Development Bank (AfDB) has had a long standing relationship. The Rwanda subsidiary was established in 2008 when Access Bank PLC took a 75% ownership in Bancor SA. The LOC will enable Access Rwanda increase its lending to local SMEs and make medium to long term financing available to various key sectors of the country, thereby promoting inclusive growth.

Project Objectives

The objective is to support the SME Product Development and Promotion of Women Banking. The line of credit (LOC) will be specifically used to fund the anticipated growth of the SME loan book, especially the medium to long term portion of the loan book, with a specific target on various key sectors such as telecom, school/education, tourism/services, construction etc. and also focus on women entrepreneurs.


The main beneficiary is "Access Rwanda" and its small and medium enterprises (SMEs) clients.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-HAB-004
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


Contact Details


Geographic Location

Country Rwanda
Coordinates Location Name
-1.94995 30.0589 Kigali