Podcast Interview

Business with Purpose: Episode 78

For years, there’s been this strange distaste for business. People kept thinking business was bad and business owners were greedy and money grubbers. But the truth is, business is and can be a HUGE force for good. Business can change lives, communities, and countries. Business isn’t the enemy… business can change the world. My guests this week are Nick Barigye and Greg Urquhart of Karisimbi Business Partners.

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Inzozi Magazine: June 2018

Abahizi Rwanda: More Than A Premier Fashion Manufacturer

Abahizi Rwanda is the premier luxury handbag factory in East Africa, and is a Rwandan-owned, women-owned, for-profit social enterprise, located outside of Kigali.

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Refinery 29 UK: February 2018

Exactly What “Farm-to-Face Beauty” Means For Your Skin

For years, Now more than ever, we want total transparency from our favorite beauty brands. We want to know exactly what is in our face-saving formulas, and how much of it, from acid potency to potentially acne-aggravating substances. 

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Fashionista: February 2018

The Body Shop’s latest Community Trade initiative looks to help Rwandan farmers revive a vital crop.

Especially in the current political climate, writing about fashion and beauty can, at times, feel in a bit futile. But exploring some of the ways in which fashion and beauty companies are trying to do good in the world. 

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Hope Magazine: January 2018

Hope Magazine January 2018 issue

Sold worldwide, luxury handbags are changing Masoro’s community

When asked to explain what exactly the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is doing, the organisation’s CEO, Clare Akamanzi, says that instead of responding with dry economic statistics relating to trade balance and employment, she prefers to give examples. And one of her favorite examples is that of the collaboration between Kate Spade New York and Abahizi Rwanda.

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The Body Shop: January 2018

Community Trade Moringa Seed Oil From Rwanda

Our Community Trade Moringa seed oil is sustainably sourced from Asili Natural Oils in Rwanda. They nurture high-quality moringa seeds from farmers, who grow, handpick and is a process called ‘winnowing’ to separate the seeds from their shells. These are then naturally air-dried and cold-pressed twice to extract their nurturing oil. We’re proudly working with Asili Natural Oils because they provide a sustainable income for farmers living in the dry eastern provinces of Rwanda, where income opportunities are low. 

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Hope Magazine: August 2017

Hope Magazine August 2017 issue

Karisimbi Business Partners, a unique mix of advisory services and implementation

When it comes to starting a business or improving an existing one, the best advice always comes from fellow entrepreneurs. That is exactly what Karisimbi Business Partners offers, founded nearly 10 years ago by three Americans with a rich past in creating and running businesses.

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