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Isabelle Kamariza
FINALIST

Isabelle Kamariza

Solid’Africa

Solid’Africa aims to preserve dignity, accelerate the recovery process, and promote health equity for vulnerable patients in public hospitals by supplying them with nutritious, healthy meals

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ABOUT

  • ISSUE AREA: Nutrition Access & Entrepreneurship
  • ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET: $1,850,000
  • GEOGRAPHY: Rwanda

KEY FINDINGS

  • Focused on expanding public and private partnerships with the government in Rwanda for the next 3-5 years. Currently have relationships with 47 hospitals and medical centers in the Kigali district
  • The government has promised to invest in building medical space with Solid’Africa listed as an official service provider
  • To achieve financial sustainability, Solid’Africa has built an industrial kitchen that focuses on providing culinary training and skills for kitchen management services. All meals are generated from this kitchen and their goal is to build an employee base of hundreds that will operate different kitchens throughout Rwanda and sub-saharan Africa
  • They are looking for potential partners like Elevate who will help develop their business-to-consumer (B2C) messaging in hopes of recruiting culinary and hospitality professionals