Meet Josephine “Fina” Uwineza, the woman who with your support, will be opening up Rwanda’s first craft brewery, owned and operated by women.
Born in Rwanda, Uwineza spent 5 years living in Ottawa, Ontario and is now back in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Knowing that Rwandans drink as much beer as Canadians do, the idea of creating a Canadian-inspired craft brewery in Rwanda was born while speaking with Toronto-based consultant, Nancy Coldham. This led to Uwineza’s connection with Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., which I probably don’t have to tell you is the best organic beer.
Together, Fina and Beau’s CEO, Steve Beauchesne, are setting out to create a women-owned, women-run craft brewery in Rwanda and ultimately, Rwanda’s own national beer.
Beau’s is committed to helping Fina launch this project, for no other reason than giving – they won’t be taking any profit from the project. Yes, you read that right, zero profit. They will contribute with financing, expertise and hands-on employee training. And they’re calling on your help too. They have a kickstarter campaign to raise $95,000 for the next steps of the Rwanda Craft Brewery Project.
And with 32 days to go, they, we, are asking for your help to make Fina’s dream a reality.