m-lima project is committed to delivering value to the value chain and dedicated to improve the lives of the rural poor farmers and transforming their farms in viable businesses that will in turn boost our economic growth
The goal of the project is to increase smallholder incomes and achieve food security by facilitating farmers to access extension services, market information and financial opportunities through use of ICTs.
The m-lima project has three main objectives, namely:
a) To achieve national and regional food security and
b) To improve farmers livelihoods through increased smallholders incomes and
c).Educate the rural community on practical use of ICTs
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Dedicated to provide ICT solutions for smallholder farmers to make their agricultural business more profitable
To become the leading knowledge base in Africa on agriculture that will realize excellent ICT solutions for the African market and establish a brand known for quality and efficiency.
We believe in treating our customers with respect and faith
We grow through creativity, invention and innovation.
We integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business functioning
Lilian UWINTWALI is the founder and CEO of MAHWI TECH Ltd founded in 2011 an African renowned IT firm that serves the agriculture sector with ICT platforms that serve over 10,000 farmers in Rwanda linking farmers to markets, banks, insurance companies and extension services etc…… Her online and mobile based Agric Platform m-lima www.m-lima.com ( Formerly known as agro-FIBA platform) that connects small holder farmers with all key stakeholders in agriculture to ensure the smallholder farmer benefits from essential services they need and leverage on arising opportunities. Lilian is the 40 Chances Fellow for Rwanda jointly awarded by Howard-G Buffet Foundation, Tony Blair’s AGI
(African Governance Initiative) and the World Food Prize Foundation. She was also recognized among the TOP 3 Young Innovators in Agribusiness across East Africa and Ethiopia in 2016! And she is a recipient of so many national and international awards owing to her innovations at MAHWI Tech!
Lilian has 5 years wealth of experience in the agripreneurship field and over 7 years in the business ecosystem. Lilian also serves as the board secretary and Public Relations Director of Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), an umbrella of over 2500 youth agriprenuers in Rwanda , a forum established to change youth mindsets vis-a vis agribusiness and create massive change agents to drive agribusiness in Rwanda. She also consults for IFC (International Finance Corporation)/ World bank Group where she handles Agriculture cooperatives’ assessments and trains youth and SMEs on business development and entrepreneurship skills.. Lilian also serves as a board member of Urwego Bank, a leading Microfinance in Rwanda best known for supporting rural livelihoods and the agriculture sector in particular. Very recently she was appointed as a Board Secretary of the Panafrican EYE (Emerging Young Entrpreneur) www.eyeafrica.org, an organiation aimed to inspire a generational shift in the African Agribusiness Industry by preparing a new breed of entrepreneurs through improved access to technology , innovation, mentorship and finance.
Lilian holds a bachelors degree Bsc. in Computer Engineering and Information Technology from the University of Rwanda (Former, Kigali Institute of Science and Technology) and has undergone post graduate trainings with several institutions like IFC/World Bank Group, Massachusets Institute of Technolgy (MIT), Cambridge University, USAID/HICD-R, ONG2.0, ScopeInsight to mention but a few specializing in these key areas: Entrepreneurship and Business Development, ICT4D (Information Communication Technology for Development), Human and Institutional Capacacity Development, Institutional and Organization Assessment, Agro-Inputs-Outputs Markets and Value chain Development etc...