BUSINESSES

YOUTH COOPERATIVES

RUHANGO GOLD

  • 12 Youth Members
  • 30 modern hives; 8 traditional hives
  • Average production 20 kilograms per month
  • Registered as a legal business with the Rwanda Cooperatives Agency
  • Selling to neighbors, a nearby NGO, and in the USA at the Honey Exchange in Portland, Maine!

"RUHANGO ROOTS" CASSAVA

  • 10 Youth Members
  • 3.5 hectares of land
  • First harvest: 65 tons of cassava
  • Registered as a legal business with the Rwanda Cooperatives Agency
  • Selling to the nearby Kinazi Cassava Flour factory

RUHANGO CORN COOPERATIVE

  • 15 Youth Members
  • 4 hectares of land – which was given for free by the local government
  • First harvest coming in summer 2019
  • Selling to two corn flour factories in the region
  • "GOATS FOR ALL" COOPERATIVE

    • 15 Youth Members
    • Finishing business plan in spring 2019
    • Will operate on land given for free by local government
    • Selling goats to area hotels, restaurants, and bars, with delivery service! Also selling manure for fertilizer to other Rungano-Ndota coops, and to other local farmers. Also selling “fathering”
      services to others with goats. Plus, will provide the local clinic free goats milk for families struggling with malnutrition.

    SOURCE OF BEAUTY SALON

  • 9 Youth Members
  • Attended Vocational Training Center at Ntongwe to learn hairdressing
  • Started business in “pop-up” style at Ruhango Youth Center, after Rungano-Ndota program days, and in the local market; Building relationships to “pop-up” at area schools
  • Building customers and saving to rent a shop and open a traditional salon!
  • Prog Day Salon Pop Up Feb 2019 (1)

    PERSONAL BUSINESSES


    About half the Rungano-Ndota youth have also started their own enterprises!  Soon they will be able to apply for expansion support from funds contributed back by the cooperatives.  The Rungano-Ndota ecosystem continues to strengthen.
     Some examples: 

    MTN Mobile Money - by Nepo Jean Tuyisenge

    A mobile money service. 

    Ruhango SMART Handcrafts- by Gloriose Mugirase

    Makes different handcrafts and sells to cooperative Agaseke Mbuye and individuals.

    Idris Tasty Lunch - by Idris Mutuyimana

    Catering packed lunches for construction workers

    Samuel's Market - by Samuel Manishimwe

    Selling personal supplies in the market.