Creating active and dynamic community through Boneza Ball services and products

Creating jobs via producing Boneza Ball equipment and delivering its sport and entertainment services to prevent non communicable disease

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

Boneza Ball

Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $10k - $50k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 10,000 - 50,000

Organization type

  • Social enterprise

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • Rwanda

Headquarters location: City

Western Province, Rusizi District, Kamembe

Location(s) of impact

Rwanda: Rusizi District, Nyamasheke district


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Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

We are solving problems of lack of jobs for unemployed and street youth over 13,2% in Rwanda. We are also providing sport opportunity reducing and preventing health risks that are related to non communicable disease such as depression, obesity, heart attack, etc People with disability get it difficult to have access to inclusive sport; they are in lonely.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Boneza Ball cames to help people in creating new jobs through producing its equipment and delivering its products and services. It is contributing in prevention and reduction of non-communicable diseases such as depression, diabetes, heart attack, etc. through its sport and entertainment services. We are building professional ability of Boneza Ball equipment producers, coaches, referees, players, clubs, federations, championship in the worldand game known as inclusive, attractive, affordable and easy to learn and play.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

There are 12 permanent Boneza Ball employees who are the association’s members and more than 100 youth who are casually employed through our services and products. More than 12,000 people have so far been attending Boneza Ball events and inspired about creating new jobs, health safety, prevention of drugs and unexpected pregnancies, etc Boneza Ball is today in Rwanda and tomorrow in the world. It is managed by national association to become international in future as Boneza Ball has a potential to be played in other countries and considered in Paralympic and Olympic games. And millions of people having access to Boneza Ball services and products. through national and international federations.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

As we were in starting and promotional stages our annual budget is comes from: 1. Individual donations: 20% 2. Grants : 19,5% 3. Corporate contributions: 30,5& 4. Earned income: 30%

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

Boneza Ball game is our invention and its equipment. They were not existing before in the world.

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

I am the fifth of fourteen children and I started developing entrepreneurship skills and talents at eleven years old in artistic field as songs composer, singer, guitarist and visual arts. Art enabled me to contribute in my schooling payments up to university training. I completed advanced level in Electronics and Telecommunication and a bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Finance. I am completing masters training in projects management. Boneza Ball is an inspiration that I had in my dreams to see people gathered together healthy, doing sport, producing kits, exchanging business and cultural ideas. I started trying its play-abilities and inventing its equipment up to a progress where we are today. We are still improving Boneza Ball

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Social media


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I glimpsed into Boneza Ball game thousands of innovative business ideas. Not only a leisure game, but also it will contribute to all sustainable development aspects of every people. Hope that every body will play BONEZA BALL and discovering his/her hidden talent! It's our right to play!

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