Author: Christinachen

Highlight of the Africa Study Tour

18 days of the Africa study tour is an unforgettable introduction to the continent for me. On the long flight back to the United States, I am reflecting on the highlights of the trip for myself. The pre-trip in Cape Town and post-trip in Zanzibar are both very touristic and … Read more 

A visit to coffee processing plant in Rwanda

Coffee is one of the most importance crops and sources of export income in Rwanda. In addition to learning about coffee bean processing, I was personally very excited about this field trip as this was the only opportunity during this study tour for the group to get out of the … Read more 

Visit to Rwanda Development Board

Short Background about Rwanda:
Rwanda is a land locked country with limited natural resources. Only 20% population is currently on the grid and infrastructure for power and water continues to be the biggest challenge for the country. The country has overcome great tragedy of the 1990 genocide, and truly unified as … Read more 

Understanding Entrepreneurship in Africa

Being an MIT student, of course I am interested in learning about entrepreneurship. Other than a lot of successful stories in US (coming out of the valley and Boston yay!), we most often hear about Israel, China, Korea, but rarely do we hear about what the entrepreneurial landscape is like … Read more