As a young girl, I kept wondering why pumpkins are taken as inferior crops despite their nutritional value and medicinal impact on mainly the deadly non-transmitted diseases like Diabetes blood pressure, heart diseases, obesity and prostate cancer. Pumpkins were having a low consuming power and considered as women food in Rwanda, their seeds were thrown away as wests while they are healthier than pumpkins, their prices were very low to the farmers even if they are easy to grow and have the capacity to grow in any part of the country.
I was a student at university of Rwanda when I tried to prototype pumpkin bread so as to bring it in DOT Rwanda Youth social innovators competition. I did it as just to end training not to compete fortunately I had wondered how everyone was interested and became the first winner with strong and social innovation! …