A bachelor’s degree in economics from Warwick University, then a master’s in management from HEC: for Collins Kimaro (H.19), all doors were open. But for him, there was no question of embarking on an international career before contributing to the development of his home country. “Tanzania has everything it needs to become a rich country: plentiful natural resources, a peaceful political scene, and above all, exceptional human potential; two-thirds of the population is under 25 years of age. I wanted to do something for those young people.” And so he created an organization in Arusha (the country’s third largest city) that helps young entrepreneurs by providing them with advice, practical workshops, and a network of contacts. The name of the organization? Obuntu. “The word comes from Bantu. It means that an individual is defined first and foremost by the bonds of solidarity he forges with others.”

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