KIDACO (Kinazi Dairy Cooperative)
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Born, bred and educated in Rwanda is Chantal, a young entrepreneur passionate about empowering women and the most vulnerable people in the rural communities of Rwanda. In 2012, she started KIDACO (Kinazi Dairy Cooperative) upon realizing how impactful market access could be to rural community members who live in poverty but have access to a cow through the Girinka program.

The Girinka program started by Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, gave women genocide survivors a cow. Chantal noticed that while the program was very beneficial and done in good faith, its’ impact on the lives of the women in her community could be magnified. In 2012, Chantal took action to further help the genocide survivors by increasing their revenue abilities through her cooperative KIDACO.

KIDACO buys milk from collectors, processes and sells them to consumers. The company recently installed a center for milk collection, has received increased media attention, and has purchased more bikes for milk collection. In addition, the cooperative offers basic training for her employees, widening their skill set. So far KIDACO has impacted many farmers  in her community and has provided jobs for 10 people who serve as milk collectors. Her program has helped community members who ordinarily would not be able to feed their children, do so and pay their school fees.

Quote: “I started KIDACO to help genocide survivors provide for their children.”


 

 

2017

MEET AFRICA’S TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FOR 2015

Diaspora

06/06/2017

The Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier award for entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22, announced its 12 finalists for 2015. They represent nine African countries. The selection process has been rigorous: of the near 500 applicants, 77 were shortlisted for phone interviews, and 23 were later prioritised for site visits. But after careful deliberation, the final 12 have been selected and now stand a chance to win a share of US$75,000. The top three winners will be announced towards the end of November, with the grand prize winner taking home $25,000. Here are this year’s top 12 finalists, and why they deserve to be in the running for the title of Africa’s top young entrepreneur in 2015.

2015

Nigerian Job Placement Technology Entrepreneur Wins Anzisha 2015 Grand Prize for African Youth Entrepreneurship

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24/11/2015

The Anzisha Sector Prize in Agriculture was awarded to Chantal Butare, founder of Kinazi Dairy Cooperative. Chantal’s cooperative collects milk from over 3,000 families in her community, and processes the milk for sale. She generates income for these families, as well as for ten milk collectors who are in her employ. Her ambition is motivate for sufficient capital to mechanize her process and increase scale to create revenue for yet more families in her community. Chantal is a shining example of youth role models that Anzisha Prize aims to celebrate: Youth who are operating successfully in sectors that are considered non-traditional for youth, but that have immense potential to catalyze economic growth in Africa.

Anzisha Prize rewards young Nigerian as Africa’s top young entrepreneur

bizcommunity

20/11/2015

The Anzisha Sector Prize in Agriculture was awarded to Chantal Butare, founder of Kinazi Dairy Cooperative. Her cooperative collects milk from over 3 000 families in her community and processes the milk for sale. She generates income for these families, as well as for ten milk collectors who are in her employ. Her ambition is motivate sufficient capital to mechanize her process and increase scale to create revenue for yet more families in her community.

Nigerian entrepreneur wins Anzisha 2015 grand prize

itnewsafrica

19/11/2015

The Anzisha Sector Prize in Agriculture was awarded to Chantal Butare, founder of Kinazi Dairy Cooperative. Chantal’s cooperative collects milk from over 3,000 families in her community, and processes the milk for sale. She generates income for these families, as well as for ten milk collectors who are in her employ. Her ambition is motivate for sufficient capital to mechanize her process and increase scale to create revenue for yet more families in her community. Chantal is a shining example of youth role models that Anzisha Prize aims to celebrate: Youth who are operating successfully in sectors that are considered non-traditional for youth, but that have immense potential to catalyze economic growth in Africa.

Three young African women whose ideas are making a difference

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17/07/2015

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