Blog Entry (i wrote this to apply for Kiva)

Rwandan filmmaker and arts advocate Daddy Ruhorahoza saw a void in Kigali’s restaurant and cultural scene. His vision: an affordable western-style café where young Rwandans and ex-pats could gather, work, read books and magazines, and stay connected to the local creative community. “I saw that access to Rwandan arts was lacking,” Daddy says, “and I wanted to remind people that there is more to it than African masks.” Recently open, business is already brisk at Torero Café. The staff, made up of Rwandan college students, is hard-working and Daddy believes that his biggest challenge, finding the right venue, is behind him. With a stage in the corner, the work of local artists adorning the walls, a steady internet connection, and good food on the menu, Daddy has created something unique in the Kigali market.

~ by nickcain on September 30, 2008.

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