"Changing lives with one shoe at a time"
UZURI K&Y exists to solve global challenges. We are tackling the
United Nations' goal No 13 of climate action by preserving our
environment through recycling of wastes. We are also touching on
goal No 4 & 5 of Quality education by equipping the youth with
technical skills where at least 70% of graduates are made of
We believe that women have the ability to lead, work in different industries and deliver competitive results. We are working every day to create a space for women so that they can feel empowered, work without harm, while also taking care of their families.
How we ensure sustainability and support communities at the local level.
By removing car tires from landfills we are creating space for people from vulnerable neighborhoods to live with one less harmful trait and we are crafting viable solutions to recycle old car tires into functional eco-footwear for a niche. These tires are processed from our facility, given a new life cycle and fashioned to become durable, soft, outsoles of eco footwear.
By offering authentic ,eco-friendly footwear on the market we intend that it fulfills our customers with happiness and Joy. We believe that shoes donated to children from the less privileged families and the program offered to women also brings a sense of relief and changes that brings joy to their lives and those of their families.
Job creation in our community is at the heart of the organization. We partner with TVET institutions to equip the youth with technical and soft skills at a very affordable fee. We carry out these training sessions from our production facility and now using edtech. So far many of the youth and women who have been trained ,have already created small businesses.
We increase people's chances to real life jobs or even micro business creations that bring daily income.
Old tyres recycled
Best Women Startup
In 2016 KORA & The first lady of Rwanda awarded UZURI K&Y as the best female lead start up of the year.
KORA & IFC
Made in Rwanda Enterprise of the Year
In 2018 RDB recognized UZURI K&Y as the excellent Made in Rwanda enterprise of the year
Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
Top 10 Africa Business Heroes
In 2019 UZURI K&Y was named and awarded UZURI K&Y as one of the top 10 Africa Business Heroes through Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI)
Jack Ma Foundation
Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator
In 2020 UZURI K&Y was awarded by Acumen & IKEA Social entrepreneurship Accelerator
Acumen & IKEA