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KLab, A Tech and Digital Incubator Becoming a Start-Up Kicker in Rwanda
KLab, The Rwandan Incubator That Turns Ideas Into Start-Ups

The East African ‘knowledge laboratory’, kLab, has been helping young Rwandan entrepreneurs turn simple ideas into fully-fledged start-up companies for the last six years. It already has 200 success stories under its belt, but its founder, Aphrodice Mutangana, isn’t ready to stop there.

In Rwanda, a country where 75% of the...

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Featured
Teta Isibo, Local Fashion Entrepreneur, Founder of Inzuki Designs

Founded in 2010 by Rwandan fashion entrepreneur Teta Isibo, Inzuki Designs is a young, dynamic local brand that specializes in handcrafted jewelry, accessories and interior decor.

In partnership with local artisans, the brand fuses traditional, uniquely...

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Impact Route - Rwanda Cultural Awareness Training
Cultural Awareness Training comes to Rwanda

Impact Route is a new Rwandan social enterprise that provides cultural awareness and cultural intelligence training to bridge cultural gaps and facilitate cross-cultural interaction.

It is the brainchild of Justin Ngoga, a certified Cultural Intelligence trainer and the first Rwandan to be certified in the field of Cultural Intelligence....

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Cedric Mizero showcases rural women project in London

Rwandan fashion designer Cedric Mizero, on Saturday, October 12, opened his exhibition, “A new life in the village,” at TRANSFORMER: A Rebirth of Wonder curated by Jefferson Hack, and United...

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Earning from the Flame
Journey of a Young Entrepreneur in candle making business

Being the firstborn in a family of six, circumstances forced Diane Uwimbabazi to start looking for odd jobs to help out her...

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Miss Rwanda 2019: 20 head to the boot camp
20 finalists of Miss Rwanda 2019

The search for Miss Rwanda 2019 entered a decisive stage over the weekend with contestants reduced from 37 to 20, who will reach the grand finale.

The 20 girls picked in a competitive process progressed to the boot camp in the final pre-selection event held on Saturday at PSF Gikondo Expo Ground tent. 

Co-hosted by US-based radio personality Ally Soudi, and RTV presenter Luckman Nzeyimana, the colorful event started at 7 pm shortly after the girls arrived at...

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Umuganda
The nationwide volunteering program that has everyone in Rwanda giving back.

How is it possible for a country to modernise, globalise, and yet stay close to its roots? Rwanda has the answer to that question. The Umuganda national volunteering program has reinvented the community spirit by getting the younger generation to cultivate the same type of strong interconnected relationships that their forefathers enjoyed. 

On the last Saturday morning of each month, Rwandans engage in a program...

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Sustainability
Former honey poachers now earning from bee farming

Before 2015, honey production for beekeepers from Nyabihu District in Western Province was not sustainable.

At that time, farmers would install their traditional beehives in Gishwati Forest where they collected little, if any honey.

Exploiting the forest...

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TEDx
Rwanda: a story of transformation

Listen to Robin Martens as he shares the less known yet amazing transformation of the Rwanda after 1994.

As a project manager for SHER, an engineering consulting company involved in hydropower and...

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Education
Rwandan releases book on Genocide for children

One day in a Rwandan village, a girl called Mahoro became a close friend with a boy called Ntwali without knowing that their parents had...

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Personalities
How Habumugisha is using photography to change the world

Gadi Habumugisha’s photography skills involve capturing emotion and memory in one shot. 

His first encounter with a camera was when he was eight years old....

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Social Enterprise
Hear from Mustard Seed Institute, a Grassroots social enterprise in rural Rwanda

Experience the best of Rural Rwanda with a grassroots Social Enterprise

The Mustard Seed Institute is a social enterprise located in the rural village of Rwankuba, Murambi Sector, Gatsibo District in Eastern Province. We welcome visitors to come and experience the tranquility and beauty of our rural community on the shores...

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Solar energy
Greenlight Planet rolls out its largest expansion in Rwanda, supplying 50,000 units to Ignite Power Rwanda

Greenlight Planet, the global leader in solar home energy products is thrilled to announce that it has completed a shipment of an order of 50,000 Sun KingTM Home Systems for...

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Innovation
Rwandan engineer recycles glass to make eco-friendly bricks

Disposal of tonnes of waste glass is a major environmental challenge but one Rwandan says he has found an answer...

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ICT Innovation
E-Saving platform to help vulnerable youth save

A 23-year-old ICT graduate from University of Rwanda, Bovine Ishemaryayo, recently designed and launched a software dubbed ‘e-Saving’ that seeks to help vulnerable youth, especially those in rural areas to save in Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs). The initiative targets...

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Coffee
Coffee farmers trained on sustainable value addition

In the last week of October, Sustainable Harvest Rwanda in partnership with the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) organized the first ever quality coffee processing training in...

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Water solutions
Christelle Kwizera - The startup story of Water Access Rwanda

Water scarcity in Africa remains a big challenge today with millions lacking access to safe water and basic sanitation facilities in Rwanda. To alleviate this problem, Christelle Kwizera founded Water Access Rwanda (WARwanda) in 2014. 

WARwanda is a social enterprise that supplies simple, affordable and durable water solutions in East Africa. The company provides water...

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Entrepreneurship
Young entrepreneur trying her hand in pumpkin products

Ange Mukagahima is the brains behind Kazima Enterprise, a company that makes pastries such as bread, cake, cookies out of pumpkin flour, roasted seeds, pumpkin...

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Personalities
Rwabigwi is Rwanda’s top youth literacy advocate

A social entrepreneur, Rwabigwi is Rwanda’s top youth literacy advocate. He is the founder of YouLI, a nonprofit that helps young Rwandans enhance their literacy and writing skills. He is also one of the people...

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