About us

Imigongo Art Center is a social business whose mission is to create, innovate Imigongo art-making as a way add to the efforts of creating jobs for the youth and women in rural Rwanda. imigongo art is a type of art that is made through patterns that are made of cow dung base. This art is native to Rwanda from the East in an area originally known as Igisaka, now a part of Ngoma and Kirehe districts. Imigongo art is one of the art that is affordable but has all the originality of what art needs to be.

Imigongo Art Center was founded by Charles Ashimwe and Zacharie Ngenzi. Zacharie has been an Imigongo artist for over ten years, which made him love the art. This made him create a permanent place for it, where the craft of Imigongo will thrive for decades to come. Charles is a social entrepreneur who is driven by impactful ventures that make a difference in the lives of the masses. He is the former Head of People at One Acre Fund, another social enterprise that innovates ways of serving smallholder farmers in rural East Africa.

Vision

To become the most preferred Art producer in Rwanda by 2025.

Mission

To Create, Innovate Imigongo Art and generate sustainable jobs for the youth and women in rural Rwanda.

Goals and Objectives

Innovating the process of making Imigongo

Preserving the art of making Imigongo

Create sustainable jobs for youth and women in rural Rwanda

Our Values

We Innovate

We humbly approach our work

We work as a team

We work hard

We live art and culture

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