Mama Prince has a huge smile. She was born in Rubengera and now lives just outside of town with her husband, Emmanuel, and family where they have a five hectare farm growing beans, maize, and fruits, including maracuja, which they use to make syrup and bottle for sale locally. She is a good role model for the community. Sewing for her means income for her family and giving back.
Gisovu, located in the Karongi District of the western province about an hours drive from Kibuye, is tea growing country and the backdoor to Nyungwe National Park! The town sits at an elevation of roughly 7,500 feet above sea level and is close to what's considered the furtherest source of the Nile River in the nearby Nyungwe Forest, the oldest ice age forest in Africa. Gisovu is known for it's export oriented tea production and is adjacent to the northern boundary of Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Gisovu is best accessed via moto or 4x4 vehicle from Kibuye along Lake Kivu. It is an approximate 2 hour 4x4 ride from Kibuye.