At the young age of fifteen, Bahati lost her parents and her home, and fled to Rwanda with four younger siblings. As the eldest child, Bahati bravely took up the role of head of house. She immediately enrolled in culinary classes and found a job cooking for clients. However, Bahati knew she was capable of much more and needed more to take care of her family. In 2014, Bahati received a $140 investment into her new restaurant business venture. She quickly hired four employees to help her meet the heavy demand at her growing Umucyo Restaurant.

“The greatest gift is having business support that makes an impact little by little, leading to recognizable and inspiring long-term success.”