Lending Institution Partnership
Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda, SA (UOB) is a Christian microfinance bank that provides opportunities for those in poverty to transform their lives, not only economically, but socially and spiritually. It offers a full range of loans and savings accounts throughout the country of Rwanda. UOB provides training to clients in business management, household financial management, and health management
Goshen Finance Ltd is a Microfinance institution that provides financial services such as credits and savings to lower and medium income households in Rwanda. Named after the place in Egypt where the Joseph’s family fled to escape the famine of Cannan, Goshen was founded in 2006 and now serves 21,000 customers in Kigali and throughout Rwanda. It mostly serves small and medium business owners and women and youth cooperatives through business, personal, agriculture, mortgage, car and social loans.
|Godfrey Lugoloobi, Rwanda Program Director|
Godfrey Lugoloobi, Rwanda Program Director, joined Edify in August 2013. His role is to develop and oversee Christian transformation initiatives and to manage the Cornerstone Leadership program in Rwanda.
Prior to joining Edify, Godfrey served as a mentor, leadership coach and English teacher at Cornerstone Leadership Academy for five years. He is a part of Africa Youth Leadership Forum (AYLF), a movement that forms the youth wing of the prayer breakfast movement in Eastern Africa. He was the country coordinator for AYLF Rwanda-chapter and has helped organize leadership seminars in different Universities across East Africa.
Godfrey has a BSc. in Electronics and Telecommunication (with honors) from the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology. He is passionate about developing leaders and motivating others to reach their potential.
|Chris Mulisa, Program and Transformation Associate|
Chris Mulisa is an alumnus of the Cornerstone Leadership Academy – Rwanda. Chris accepted Jesus as his Lord and savior in 2007 while in his senior four at Cornerstone Leadership Academy. He served in Burundi for 5 years as a mentor where he lived at a mentoring house (youth corps) with some youths helping them in their walk with the Lord and to develop their leadership abilities.
Chris also worked to nationally coordinate the activities of Africa Youth Leadership Forum Burundi chapter – a youth movement operating in East and Central Africa focusing on youth leadership development in Universities. He volunteered to serve on the organizing committee of the Burundi National Prayer Breakfast. Chris has served with Edify as a mentor before he took on this new role.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and is gifted with languages as he can speak 7+ languages including French, English, Swahili and other local languages!
|Jimmy Intwali Parfait, Education Technology Officer|
Intwali Parfait Jimmy is Edify’s Education technology Officer and has worked also as a regional representative consultant for One Laptop Per Child Inc. in Africa for more than seven years. He holds an MBA and international certificates in Office maintenance and automation (OMA), Comptia project manager (Project +), Master Project Manager (MPM), Certified International Project Manager (CIPM) amongst many others.
He worked in implementing the OLPC project in many African countries through technical support and delivered trainings in those respective countries by conducting the trainers of trainers sessions and advisory services on project planning and implementation. In Edify together with the existing Edify technology team, Jimmy is creating a system that will blend the existing educational system with a new Edify approach, aimed to create a Godly generation of problem solvers and innovators.
When he is not engaged in technology related tasks, in his leisure time, he is a music and video producer where he owns a music production studio and has a daily objective of reading a book a day. He is married to Josee and have one amazing beautiful daughter Isabella.
|Yvonne Mazzi, Financial Sustainability Officer|
Yvonne Mazzi is the financial sustainability officer and she joined Edify in 2015 on a part time basis and full time in 2016. She is charged with ensuring that partner schools in Rwanda have healthy financial systems by implementing the QuickBooks Accounting software in schools.
Prior to joining Edify, Yvonne worked as a certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor training and certifying accountants in QuickBooks as well as supporting companies using the software in Rwanda from 2013-2015.
She has a bachelors degree in International Relations and French and is a certified public accountant. She has been working in the financial sector since 2010. When she is not working she is thinking of ways to contribute to her community and also build a library.