The second of two articles from Adrian Veale (Project Umubano Kigali Business Training Coordinator and Survivors Fund (SURF) Trustee) on the recent visit by UK business leaders from Project Umubano, the UK Conservative Party International Development Social Action Programme.
It was great to see Kevine Musabimana attend this year’s Project Umubano business training course for potential applicants to the Innovation Fund, in Kigali.
Kevine won the 2016 Dragons Den seed funding in Kigali in 2016, and used the funds to set up her pig farming business. Along with other members of Project Umubano, it was great to have the opportunity to visit Kevine’s business whilst we were there. The business supports not only Kevine, but a couple of employees also.
There is a high demand for pork in Rwanda, and ‘growing pigs’ as the locals call it, is in short supply. This is therefore an ideal business for someone who is knowledgeable in pig farming to run.
As a previous winner of the Dragons Den funding, Kevine also receives mentoring from UK business leaders from Project Umubano, to help her expand her business.
Kevine’s business success over the last year will hopefully inspire this year’s Youth Entrepreneurship Training Programme(YETP) winners and future young entrepreneurs in Rwanda.