Imanizabayo Marie Clarisse is a pig farmer who began her business in 2021 with just one pig, in Gakenke District, Gakenke Sector, Rusagara Cell, and Kabaya Village. She benefits from pig farming due to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Rwanda) through Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources grant that helped her to expand business and to increase her income.
After completing secondary school and failing to get job, IMANIZABAYO Marie Clarisse started her career in pig farming. She decided to start a pig farm in order to employ herself, in 2021 she began business with just one pig, she was fortunate to have the backing grant of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources that helped her to expand her business and to increase family income.
“After receiving the grant of 2 Million RFW from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, I was able to expand my business, renovate my pig farming, and construct a pigpen. I now have 17 pigs and I purchased the land from my business of pig farming.” Imanizabayo Marie Clarisse.
She urged young women and men to engage in agriculture sector because, when done effectively, it is a profitable business for the youth, first, they need to have passion for their work.
UNDP through MINAGRI provided financial support to start-up 100 sustainable agri-business youth (52 men and 48 women) projects in crop production, livestock, agroforestry, and beekeeping among others. This enhanced the national capacities for engaging youth entrepreneurs in sustainable agri-business while creating opportunity for job creation. In total, 8,060 jobs were created.
RYAF Communication Team