We have had a team of Business Support Associates working to support businesses across Kigali, Rwanda. In this blog, we invite you to meet the enterprises that we hope to take from investment readiness to investment worthiness.
Location: Kacyiru, Kigali
Description: Awesomity Lab makes custom Web Applications with dashboards to make business operations more efficient, collaborative, professional and manageable. They seek to build trusted relationships with their clients, providing custom software solutions for simple to complex needs in a timely and cost-effective manner. They also create professional logos, flyers, billboards, business cards, book covers, and other visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform or captivate consumers.
Location: Nyarutarama, Kigali
Description: K’tsobe is a young start-up jewellery brand, formed in October 2015. They specialize in handcrafted jewellery for women, men, and children. A firm believer in having a positive social and environmental impact, they recycle materials where possible. There’s a variety of the product ranges, with the pieces being made from natural materials (Jacaranda Tree), Gold, White Gold, Silver, Brass, and Bronze.
Location: Kacyiru, Kigali
Description: Established in 2015, Imagine We Rwanda is a social enterprise which aims to contribute to the growth of reading spirit among Rwandans. Imagine We is working towards its goal not only by contributing to the creation of different libraries in schools, organizations and public hospitals but also by publishing books and sharing stories from Rwanda in hope of raising awareness and inspire the growing generations.
The organization also seeks to work with and improve the livelihoods of young people, especially children, who make up the largest percentage of the Rwandan population. Imagine We believe that empowering children and youth is pivotal to achieving sustainable human development which leads to the economic growth of society in the long run.
Made in Rwanda Online
Description: Made in Rwanda Online is an online marketplace that sells products that have been made in Rwanda. Through e-commerce, Made in Rwanda Online create a means by which local vendors can earn income from their products, mainly helping those enterprises owned by women and the youth. They also create a national and international awareness of products that have been produced in Rwanda.
Location: Gasabo, Bumbogo- Kinyaga
Description: Safer Rwanda is an NGO which aims to create a safer and more prosperous Rwanda. It engages in a variety of projects that go from empowering women to environmental conservation initiatives. Currently, Safer Rwanda is working on two projects, both related to promoting a more efficient and greener energy use. These are, distributing energy-efficient stoves and also distributing solar lamps across the country. As of 2017, the NGO has registered as a limited company and is selling three types of solar lamps and one stove for profit. Safer Rwanda needs help in becoming more profitable as it wants to expand its business side of actions.
Pasta Rwanda Ltd
Description: Pasta Rwanda LTD is a pasta company that sells pasta made by maize and wheat. They sell mainly to supermarkets, schools and army bases. They offer cooking sessions at school to promote healthy living and good education. The company creates jobs for the youth and women, as well as it helps to improve the income of farmer’s cooperatives. They promote local processing industries by producing delicious, affordable, nutritious and good quality pasta in the region.
Description: Clothing line for women and men wear (as well as children wear on request), designed and made locally. Its purpose is to empower and develop skills in sewing for youth who don’t have the basic life opportunity of pursuing their education and to increase the economy of Rwanda through the fashion industry.
Speranza Group Ltd
Location: Masoro Industrial Free Zone, Kigali
Description: Speranza Group Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages in Rwanda. Established in 2012, the company currently operates a high-tech manufacturing plant based at Plot I6 in Kigali Special Economic Zone. From its beginnings, the company has incorporated innovation, a highly skilled workforce and top-range technology to produce a wide range of high-quality products.
Description: Mesh Power is a renewable energy enterprise. Its main product is off-grid solar panel pack and installation for communities in rural areas (basic energy source, e.g. lighting, tv, USB charger). Mesh Power’s solar-powered nano grids and smart metering systems, provide affordable electricity to communities without access to energy.
Pascal Technology Ltd
Location: KN3 & KN5, Mathias House, Remera, Kigali
Description: Established in 2013, Pascal Technology is an Information Technology Company that specializes in Petrol Stations Automation, Point of Sale Systems, GPS Car Tracking and Speed Governors.
They offer the unique, reliable, easy to use products and service to suit the needs of today and tomorrow, which also allow all they current and future customers to get into more advanced technology in time.
Isano Women Empowerment
Location: KG 97 ST Kimironko
Description: Isano Women Empowerment (IWE) is a non-profit organization that creates a space where youth and children can learn and practice a variety of arts and writings as means to express their reality, their past, present, and future. IWE is also the place where vulnerable people, especially women, learn technical skills as tailoring and handcrafts. This training creates lasting opportunities for women and youth to lift their families out of poverty and reduce domestic violence.
They produce a variety of products, such as handmade sewn children’s clothes, adult clothes, bags, pouches, pencil cases, laptop cases, slippers, table mats, oven gloves, document holders, aprons, table runners, jewellery bags & children’s hats.
Location: Nyarugenge, Mageragere
Description: The company is specialized in the collection and recycling plastic wastes. EcoPlastic main products are waste bags, tubings, hermetic bags for crop storage, sheeting and roofings. They have auxiliary products such as laundry bags, packing bags for sanitary, bags for seeds and mushrooms, among other.
Excellent Design Ltd
Description: Excellent Design creates custom-made clothes such as school and business uniforms, as well as printed T-shirts for businesses.
Hand Textile and Tailoring
Description: Hand Textile and Tailor enterprise operate in the textile industry, specializing in wool and textile products. Wool products include school jumpers, scarfs, hats, socks, bags and baby clothes, as well as clothes for adults and children. Material products include bags, laptop cases, suits, dresses, and overalls. This enterprise fills the demand of wool clothes in the country and provides the high quality of wool clothes.
We also invite you to meet the team that is working with each of these enterprises!