Naturally born entrepreneur, hailing from South Western Uganda. Rusia conceived the idea in 2007 while still a first year student at Makerere University when the Ugandan Government announced a ban on importation, sale and use of plastic bags. Rusia broke the ground as an incubatee at the Uganda Industrial Research Institute. She is a winner of the International Alliance for Women “TIAW World of Difference Award” as one of the outstanding global young women leaders whose actions, efforts and inspiration have advanced the economic empowerment of women, a 2012 Fellow of the US President’s Young African Leaders Initiative, the program of President Barrack Obama Administration’s commitment to engage Africa’s young leaders,a past recipient of Uganda Women Achievers Award” from Vision Group and DFCU Bank for her innovation in Science and technology, information sharing that transformed the wellbeing of people in communities,a previous winner of Uganda “Young Achievers Award”-Business and Trade for her business innovation and excellence, award winner of “Rising Star Award 2009” from International Labor Organization, Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association for running a young inclusive business that demonstrated a true point of difference in the Market place.
As the Team leader and Managing Director, she brings in her experience of setting up new initiatives, the ability to envision, and unshakeable commitment to translate ideas into reality.
Davis Bariho, Co-founder
A Msc. Engineering graduate from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden and Makerere University Uganda. An advocate for clean Technology and the environment with over 15 years experience as a researcher and Consultant with Uganda Industrial Research Institute and Royal HaskoningDHV in the Netherlands. Davis heads the technical team. He brings in his technical experience of green-technologies, marketing, Sustainable development, industrial development and international business development.
The team includes other talented young men and women who keep the business focused on this productive and profitable industry.