African Changemaker

Kevine Kagirimpundu

Kevine is a Rwandan social entrepreneur passionate about the circular economy, waste management, and sustainable fashion.

She is the Founder and CEO of UZURI K&Y, an African-inspired eco-friendly footwear brand with a mission to craft viable solutions using steady tech and soft skills to educate vulnerable urban communities on ways and techniques to recycle waste.

At UZURI K&Y, Kevine aims to tackle the United Nations’ SDG goal No. 13 of Climate Action by preserving the environment through recycling waste, especially car tires, to make eco-footwear.

She is also addressing SDG goal No. 4 & 5 of Quality Education and Gender Equality by equipping the youth with technical and soft skills and creating entrepreneurship opportunities for them.
In 2019, Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative named Kevine among the top 10 heroes creating change across Africa.

 

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