MasterCard Foundation Hanga Ahazaza Initiative – Rwanda
Client: The MasterCard Foundation Toronto, Canada
Year: Jan 2018- Jan 2022
About MasterCard Foundation Hanga Ahazaza initiative
MasterCard Foundation Hanga Ahazaza initiative is a US$50 million, five year initiative focusing on increasing employment opportunities for 30,000 Rwandan youth while expanding the tourism and hospitality sector in Rwanda over the next five years. The initiative is focused on the tourism and hospitality sector, identified as a high-potential growth area and national development priority for Rwanda, as it moves to middle-income nation status.
Hanga Ahazaza, meaning “create the future” in Kinyarwanda, is a consortium of partners from the education, development, and private sectors. Working together, they will support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the tourism and hospitality sector through increased access financial services and training, and by connecting them to young people with the skills needed to be successful employees.
Under Hanga Ahazaza initiative, Horwath HTL supports public and private led product development, with a focus on underserved districts. 40 tourism products will be developed to increase and diversify the product offering while expanding the length to stay for tourists and the revenue growth for tourism and Hospitality SMEs in Rwanda.
Carmen NIBIGIRA, Ph.D.
Tel: +250 780663646
Marie Claire DUSHIMUMUKIZA
Product Development and Training Manager
Tel: +250 788636663