Alice Ayinkamiye, Kayenzi
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Now we already have 6 cooperatives and because of that the youth can do something about their unemployment.
A true entrepreneur for the Rwandese youthAlice, a 28 year old Rwandese, is a true entrepreneur who is concerned about a really hot topic in every corner of the world: youth unemployment. Especially the situation in Rwanda is disturbing, says Alice. She also experienced the worries following unemployment:
After I gratuated from school, I asked myself how I would live without any income. I was very woried, but fortunately I've got out of that situation.
Setting up cooperativesShe uses this instructive experiences to help to change the situation in which a big part of the Rwandese youth is stuck. After she approaches the youth she tries to solve their problems in a very entrepreneurial way “After I showed them, based on my own knowledge, how to do small projects, me and my friend have helped them to set up cooperatives.” And it goes fast:
Now we already have 6 cooperatives and because of that they can do something about their unemployment.
Sincere gratitudeFor the youth she works with Alice is a true hero:
They showed me a lot of gratitude, and even their parents appreciate my work a lot.