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$1.89 million

Increased Revenues for entrepreneurs in 2017


business survival


Clients increased skills


client satisfaction


AEC’s Annual Report 2017, "The Brave Rise Together" highlights our work to support rising African entrepreneurs who stood tall in the face of difficulty. Some fled their countries as refugees, others overcame significant set-backs and heartbreak. At AEC, we worked with over 1,600 entrepreneurs who took a risk, and in doing so they created over 5,400 jobs for Rwandans, Tanzanians, and fellow refugees. This report shares updates on our organization, model, and finances, as well as powerful stories of entrepreneurs brave enough to work together to improve their lives, and the lives of others. In 2017, we doubled our impact and we look forward to doubling it again in 2018. 

Download our annual report below to learn more about our work and impact.


AEC is proud to be working with East Africa's young leaders to build their nations through private sector development.  From our early days in Rwanda, here are the voices of young entrepreneurs we have supported in this video.