About Us

The Story

UZURI K&Y is an African inspired shoe brand and manufacturer established in Rwanda since 2013. The company was founded by two women entrepreneurs (Kevine & Ysolde) who met at University while studying Creative Designs. Furthermore, the two young women simply believed that it would ideal to gather knowledge and create a common mission.

Our Vision

Brand Africa as an origin of fashion items on the international map.

Our Mission

craft viable solutions to recycle old car tires into functional products while equipping the youth & women with technical & soft skills

Core value

Our values are simple and based on the company's mission to create change in the community. We define them as Education, innovation and sustainability.

Our Team

UZURI K&Y is led by a skilled management team whose mission is to craft sustainable solutions to recycle wastes into functional footwear ,strive to create opportunities to youth and women and focused to server and meet the needs of the individual and corporate customers across the country and worldwide.

HR and retail manager

Lydie Isimbi

Chief Executive Officer

Kevine Kagirimpundu

Production Manager

Jean Marie Iradukunda

Experience store Manager

Brenda Mona

Creative Director

Ysolde Shimwe

Finance Officer

Brenda Gahima

Marketing assistant officer

Christa Bella Nicole Kanyamuneza

Administrative assistant

Aline Umutesi

IT and E-Commerce Officer

Liliane Kabanyana

Experience Store Manager

Deborah Nyamwiza

Training Coordinator

Grace Umwiza

Awards & Recognition

Best Women Startup

2016

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

2018

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

2019

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

2020

In 2020 UZURI K&Y was awarded by Acumen & IKEA Social entrepreneurship Accelerator

Acumen & IKEA