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Kwizera is a young DOT youth residing in a community that had few options for clean water. After going through DOT Rwanda's Social Enterprise Competition, he knew he had to act. Kwizera is taking this community challenge, and turning it into a business with an impact.

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DOT Rwanda opens doors for young people. DOT youth receive access to learning opportunities within and outside the country. In this story, Martial Batangana shares his experience visiting South Korea. Martial is a DOT Rwanda youth leader Alumnus. He participated in the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) fellowship program dubbed 'ICT Center Operation and Education Capacity Development' for a period of 14 days in 2016.

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The 22 youth who founded the Icyerekezo Association had no hopes of earning a decent living after having to drop out of school. Joining DOT Rwanda’s StartUp! changed everything for them.

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CARL Group is a youth runs agribusiness from Rwanda. The team of youth-leaders is well known for their DOT Rwanda 2015 Business Competition win. Their entrepreneurship journey continues to grow and attract positive attention and impact. In this blog, Cecile Mbashimishe recounts how the skills and network built during their time at DOT Rwanda catapulted members of the CARL Group into greatness.

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Purchasing honey is expensive for ordinary Rwandans. In this blog, Shafi talks about how DOT’s StartUp! program empowered him to venture into honey harvesting. Today at just 23, Shafi runs his own company. His company harvests and sells honey, beeswax, and pollen jelly. Shafi has become a role model for other young beekeepers in Rwanda.

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The ability to be self-reliant is vital in Rwanda where youth face mounting unemployment. In this blog, I recount the story of how 18 members of Umucyo cooperative used StartUp! skills to grow their tailoring business.

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Janvier is among few local entrepreneurs in Rwanda making and selling organic fertilizers. Janvier never thought that science and business would be a match made in heaven.

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At the age of 28, Abayisenga Moise is a passionate entrepreneur. The business skills he acquired through StartUp! helped him start a rewarding business and directly impact his community members.

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Disabled people can rarely afford the imported and expensive bikes available in Rwanda. This is a challenge that Daniel decided resolve after graduating from DOT Rwanda’s StartUp! program. The 23-year-old is a social entrepreneur changing the lives of many through innovation.

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20-year-old Magnifique is a visionary. In this blog post, she talks about how her life was changed after ReachUp!.

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  • StartUp! training ge…
    karangwa janvier says:
    Good morning? I want to know haw peopele joint your training?
    5 months ago
  • How DOT Programs mol…
    waoooooooh this is great and it has inspired me keep UP JANVIER AND GREAT THANKS TO DOT FOR HELPING YOUNG YOUTHS KEEP UP
    5 months ago
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    Emmanuel Nzeyimana says:
    Thank you Faith for sharing this amazing story, let us keep an eye on them and provide aftercare support where need be.
    5 months ago

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