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Fighting unintended pregnancies among young Rwandan women
Search As You Engage (SAYE) is a social enterprise company with the mission to equip young women with reproductive health information, menstrual hygiene management and economic empowerment through selling products produced by young women.
Regis aim at changing the cultural value and mindset towards sweet potatoes
CARL Group is a youth-led company that aims at providing nutritious products through local marginalized crops such as sweet potatoes.
Former street child makes a fortune from horns
For many, cow horns are only fit for the garbage but according to Jean Marie Vianney Habiyaremye, it has been a life changing business opportunity that supported him to come out from the street.
Uwimana Jean d’Amour, Managing Director of New Art Style that make shoes
At the YouthConnekt bootcamp, I learned about customer satisfaction strategies that encouraged me to compare myself with others in the same industry and made valued changes that increased my production.
Mukandayisenga uses sugarcane to make her success story
Mukandayisenga Clementine says that her life is changing drastically due to wine and juice she made from sugarcane. She said this during Youth caravan 2018; which took place in Kigali from 27th to 29th November 2018.
A Rwandan entrepreneur on turning pumpkins into profit
For many years, pumpkin was regarded as one of the less important crops in Rwanda. To change this mindset, Marie Ange Mukagahima began extensive research on pumpkin processing to see how more value could be added to the product beyond making soup


In 2012, The Government of Rwanda partnered with UNDP to initiate the YouthConnektprogramme that is a multifaceted youth empowerment model focused on leveraging youth employability, entrepreneurship and civic engagement through innovation with a specific mission to serve as portal of connecting youth with their peers, role models, skills and resources for their socio-economic empowerment.