Towards Greater Climate Resilience Through Micro-Finance

Project Details


This project seeks to answer the following Research Questions:
• How are MFIs positioned within the wider stakeholder network of climate adaptation and climate-resilient agricultural development in Rwanda?
• How can MFI policies and strategies be optimised to enhance the role of MFIs in enhancing climate resilience?
• What are the climate vulnerabilities experienced by individuals and communities in rural Rwanda, how might these change in the future and how can these vulnerabilities be addressed or mitigated?
• How can microfinance products and training be tailored to better respond to farmers and other (potential) clients’ needs whilst safeguarding local environmental quality?
• In particular, what services can be offered to benefit those who are at risk of being excluded from Agricultural Cooperative, VSLAs and SACCOs, or face other societal barriers (to be defined) for accessing finance?

Effective start/end date1/12/2031/05/21


  • Opportunity International : £8,815.00
  • Opportunity International UK: £30,748.00

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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