MTN Rwanda has donated ten sewing machines to women’s associations Tinyuka Mudozi Urashoboye and Tulimbe as part of the company’s efforts to empower women and promote ‘Made in Rwanda’ products.
The two associations make a wide range of ‘Bitengi’ fabrics.
“We assure you that we aiming at feeding the local market and soon we will be having a real factory,” said Alice Uwimana, the head of Tinyuka Mudozi Urashoboye, adding that they aim at making ‘Made in Rwanda’ a success.
“We have come here to honor our pledges and I am proud that MTN can help these associations in achieving their dreams,” said MTN Rwanda CEO Bart Hofker.
He also pledged MTN’s continued support to empowering women and the ‘Made in Rwanda’ initiative, saying the associations “are close to our hearts”.
Also present at the handover were representatives of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) and its Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs, of which the two associations are members.
PSF CEO Stephen Ruzibiza welcomed MTN’s generous donation and called upon other companies to follow suit in empowering women and promote ‘Made in Rwanda.’