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Jean Bosco Nzeyimana

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I am pursuing my Bachelor's degree in business administration, majoring in Banking, and i am also pursuing professional courses in accounting referred to as CPA (Certified Public Accountants) with the institute of certified public accountant of Rwanda (ICPAR).

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Finances and capacity building in terms of professional mentorship.

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Jean Bosco is a 3rd year student majoring in Banking at the University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics. Jean Bosco is one of 2013 African Innovation Prize (AIP) Business Plan Competition Grand Prize Winners which prompted him to found and be the Managing Director of Habona Ltd, a company created for helping Rwandans living in rural areas to get access to renewable energy. His entrepreneurial endeavors have also led him to be selected as a semi finalist of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC), organized by the University of Washington to compete for the final round in Seattle, Washington.

As a result of his success in AIP programs, Jean Bosco has been appointed as AIP’s student ambassador, and he is involved in different volunteering roles. He is serving as the treasurer with the Rwanda Anglican Students Association, the project specialist in Do Something International Campaign, and class representative at the College of Business and Economics, specializing in banking.
He is skilled in accounting and now finalizing his Certified Public Accountants (CPA) courses at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda. Jean Bosco was the top performer of the 2010 national exams of high schools in accounting, and he loves reading, playing squash and volleyball in his free time.

Project Overview

GAS FOR TOMORROW

Gas For Tomorrow is an initiative that we are eager to undertake, whereby we will be providing lasting solutions to energy crisis in Rwanda. The focus of this project is to collect biodegradable waste materials so that we may feed them in a medium sized biogas digester to produce biogas. The biogas so produced will be compressed in 3.8 kg cylinders which will then be distributed to different households, restaurants, schools, small manufacturing businesses, and to other potential biogas users. People in remote areas of Rwanda suffer lack of access to reliable energy, as they spend almost $120 for charcoal only in a year while they earn approximately between $500 and $600 in year. In this earning, they may need to pay for education, foods, clothes as well as saving for foreseeable reasons. The solution that we intend to bring will be safe and environmental friendly, and the use of biogas will allow them to cut their spending on traditional heating methods as each filled cylinder with 9 to 12 months life span will be sold at $32. Our plant will be located in Kitabi sector, in the south province of Rwanda, because that area is highly vulnerable and people don't have access to energy. Again, in this area, there are many restaurants and small manufacturing businesses which generate enormous wastes, which are also added to tea wastes from the nearby tea processing company. These wastes cause diseases related to improper sanitation. All these different kind of soft materials also decompose and emit methane and other potential greenhouse gases in the atmosphere thus contributing to the global warming effects. Our project therefore, is to capture those gases and turn them into something profitable and important to the society, instead of letting them go to dirty our atmosphere.

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