"The most satisfaction for me is having team members who start their own businesses and supply us as independent cooperatives or businesses. It means we have done our job right."
- Linda Mukangoga is one of two young female Rwandan designers who founded Haute Baso. She was born in Washington DC to Rwandan parents who migrated from Rwanda. Linda spent time between the US and Rwanda and finally moved to Rwanda permanently to work for Gahaya Links, a company training rural women to produce handicrafts for an international market. Participating in the design and production for pieces carried by international retail chains Anthropologie and Macys strengthened Linda’s belief in the ability to showcase Rwanda in a global market and at the same time empower the girls she works with.