Afrikan Woman – Teta Isibo

Our Afrikan Woman is a self-taught designer and founder of Inzuki. Educated as an urban planner in the UK,she returned to her home country shortly after her studies. Over the years she discovered that working in urban planning was not for her and so she quit her job in urban planning and launched Inzuki Designs in 2010. Making jewelry and accessories started out as a mere hobby and a part-time side hustle till she started focusing on it. She had to attend various entrepreneurship programs to groom her in running a business. Deciding to open her own store was radical but she is reaping the fruits of hardwork and determination.Inzuki Designs has now become a fast growing Rwandan brand specialising in African-Inspired jewellery, accessories and interior decor, all handmade from local organic materials. This has grown into a popular Rwandan brand.

Teta is now targeting international markets including the rest of Africa, Europe, Asia and North America through distributors and online store. In 2012, Teta won the REAL Banque Populaire Entrepreneurship Award.She is proudly part of an ever growing Rwandan cultural renaissance that is seeing a lot of young entrepreneurs propelling the country to the next level. Today, Inzuki works closely with about 10 co-operatives as a way of inspiring women to get into entrepreneurship and manage their own wealth. Teta is indeed worth celebrating .