Three Rwandans have been featured in the Forbes magazine – an American high end business magazine. They are among 30 promising young entrepreneurs in Africa.
Mugabo Sonia 26, through her SM brand keeps pushing Rwandan fashion in both local and international markets. SM fashion recently opened a second store inside Kigali Marriott hotel.
“We made it to the 2017 list of Forbes 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa,” Sonia Mugabo took it on Twitter.
Teta Isibo 32, the founder of Inzuki Design – a Rwandan brand specializing in jewelry, accessories and interior décor is also listed among Forbe’s promising young entrepreneurs on the continent.
Inzuki Design crafts are handmade using local materials – Teta works with numerous local women’s cooperatives to create vibrant, quality pieces. Inzuki locally means ‘bees’; their boutique is located in the heart of Kigali city.
Another Rwandan on the Forbes prestigious list is Jean Bosco Nzeyimana 23, – an entrepreneur and founder of Habona Ltd, a company that produces affordable and environmentally friendly fuels in form of biomass briquettes and biogas from waste.
Last year in June, Nzeyimana was part of a five-member high profile panel discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit that involved former US president Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg the founder and CEO of Facebook.