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Rwanda: Young Entrepreneur Finds Opportunity in Fighting Malnutrition

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After completing high school in 2014, Herman Ruhagazi joined a savings group Duterimbere Torero whose largest composition were youth from his village.

Members were required to save a minimum of Rwf250 or more, on a weekly basis.

In 2017, Ruhagazi took a sum of Rwf50,000 from the savings group and started his business journey in horticulture, dubbed 'Ryaneza Munyarwanda'.

Situated in Ngororero district, Western province, where he hails from, Ruhagazi grows tree tomatoes , bananas, and eggplant on just two hectors of land.

The inspiration

According to reports from USAID in 2017, agriculture is the foundation of the Rwandan economy, accounting for 29.5 per cent of GDP at current prices, 45.9

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