Rwanda is a beautiful country. Or at least, so I’ve heard. As the child of Charles Shima Kishi, founder and CEO of ZaNiheza, I would like to go to Rwanda, the country where my father was raised, the country which my father returned to after 24 years, the country I have heard of in stories and seen in pictures. I want to eat food. See the sights. Embrace the culture. I mean, Rwanda is like a tiny little treasure trove of culture, right in the middle of Africa, awaiting attention. I think ZaNiheza will help dig up this treasure and show it to the world.
I will tell you how it all started. Charles, the founder, and I, the chief of staff, had an idea to make t-shirts last month. Initially it was him that came up with the idea, and I was like “Why not?” Then together we came from a t-shirt to t-shirts and finally to a store. Our store is named after our name, ZaNiheza, and is therefore called ZaNistore. ZaNistore is an ecommerce store that produces and sells products in the clothesline that are proudly Rwandan, culturally inspired, and beautifully made. Our designs are innovatively created inhouse and made with love in Rwanda. Please visit www.zanistore.zaniheza.com to command what fits your heart and diversifies you in renovated Rwandan culture.
In the history of Rwanda before the colonial era, Rwandans lived together, married and exchanged cows.
It is in times like these the world, all races, should intertwin hands to advocate for what is right.
So it was one of my dreams to pay a visit to one of the most popular and beautiful countries in Africa, namely Rwanda. In 2019, August I then visited the country on a business trip soon after stepping my foot on the ground of Rwanda a cool fresh air blew my heart and mind.
A trip, especially a study trip, is a personal experience and a fortiori a subjective one. Reactions, feelings and sentiments differ according to each person, and according to other parameters such as the country, and the encounters made. In this article, I will share with you my feelings, and the different stages lived during the last eight months in the land of a thousand hills. During my journey, I met many international students (Nigeriens, Senegalese, Togolese, Ivorians etc.) and it is often around our computers and a good cup of Rwandan coffee that each one tells his journey and the subject comes on the table.
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