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United Nations fighting poverty with roses in Rwanda

Summary

This video shows how a successful export business can be created in post-war environments.

Twelve years ago, genocide and war in Rwanda devastated the country and affected the lives of most of the population. After fleeing her country, Beatrice Gakuba has returned to help rebuild it. She has successfully launched an international flower company, Rwanda Flora. Women represent 80% of the workforce. With clients from all over the world, this rose-based business is helping to alleviate poverty in Rwanda and improve people’s lives.

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