18 mars 2016 UZURI K&Y to revolutionize Rwanda fashion industry
1er décembre 2015 Uzuri K&Y to unveil ’made in Rwanda’ designer shoes
7 août 2015 How college friendship blossomed into Uzuri K&Y fashion house


We are Kevine Kagirimpundu and Ysolde Shimwe, both Creative Design University graduates who are friends and former college classmates. We used to dream a lot of the future, sharing life perspectives and it was so pleasant how our desires converged to be a common vision. We share passion for fashion and we wanted very much to create jobs for our community.

Despite little means, we decided to join the industry even before we finished our studies, so we could learn while doing. We registered our company in June 2013. That’s how Uzuri K&Y started.


Vision and mission

The vision of UZURI K&Y is to be a well-known international footwear brand designed in Rwanda in a world where Rwanda is a recognized origin of fashion items.
Our mission is to provide affordable footwear of constantly improving quality to fashion-lovers both at home and all over the world. Inspired by our African heritage, the footwear is designed in Rwanda and handcrafted by local people. Creating employment especially for women and youth is at the heart of our business.

So far the company has trained 18 local women and men to become shoe-makers and is dedicated to train and employ 30 more shoe-makers by the end of 2018.