Impact Stories

From small-scale farmer to potato exporter: The inspiring story of Aline Uwineza

Aline Uwineza, a mother of three, started her journey as a small-scale potato farmer selling 200 kg of potatoes for 50,000 RWF ($45) in the Musanze market. With the aim of providing high-quality products to her clients, she expanded her

Fardosa’s Journey: From fleeing war in Somalia to establishing a successful business in Dadaab refugee camp.

Fardosa Hussein is a 37-years refugee woman who fled the war in Somalia with her 9 children and sought refuge in Dadaab in 2011. Life in the refugee camp was tough, and Fardosa had to work hard to provide for

From fleeing Burundi to building a business: Aniella’s journey as a refugee entrepreneur in Rwanda

Aniella is a Burundian refugee who fled her home country in 2015 to seek safety and shelter in the Mahama camp in Rwanda. As a wife and mother of three children, Aniella was forced to leave behind her career as

Ahmed’s journey to a successful livestock business in Assosa, Ethiopia

In the small community of Assosa, where livestock is a crucial business, Ahmed, a young 28-year-old entrepreneur, passionate businessman, and father to three kids, has been working tirelessly to make a living selling goats. Having grown up surrounded by goats

Oscar Nzeyimana: Building a sustainable future with bamboo entrepreneurship

Oscar Nzeyimana is an ambitious 29-year-old entrepreneur, family man, and founder of Mon Bamboo Ltd in Rubavu District dedicated to making bamboo products. Visitors can observe firsthand the transformation of bamboo into elegant home decor pieces such as furniture, baskets,

From struggling start-up to thriving laundry service: Devki Kawa’s inspiring journey with Mr Jeff Laundry and Inkomoko Kenya.

How one entrepreneur transformed her business through innovative technology and expert guidance. Devki Kawa always had a passion for entrepreneurship, but when she became the Operations Director of Mr Jeff Laundry in May 2021, she quickly realized that she needed

Meet Diane Feza, a successful refugee entrepreneur from Kigeme and newest Advisory Board Member at Inkomoko

Inkomoko has recently appointed Diane Feza, a refugee entrepreneur from the Kigeme refugee camp in Rwanda, to its Advisory Board. This marks a significant milestone for Inkomoko, as it is the first time the organization has included a refugee client

Anab Diriye benefits from Inkomoko entrepreneurship training program

Anab Diriye Hassan, a mother of five and sole breadwinner for her family, has lived in Dadaab for the past 20 years.  Dadaab is a semi-arid town in Garissa County, Kenya. It is the site of a UNHCR base hosting

Meet Kika Ngakani a successful businesswoman and vegetable farmer.

Successful businesswoman, vegetable farmer and refugee camp are not words that usually go together in the same sentence but this is the extraordinary story of Kika, one of the 40,000 clients that we have served over the last 10 years

The journey of D’Amour & her Airbnb

Entrepreneur, D’Amour, dreamed one day of opening a business within the Tourism and hospitality sector after years of travelling and staying in AirBnBs herself. In October 2019, her dream came true when Virunga Palace opened; a lovely bed and breakfast