Born in Rwanda, Fathia Uwase, 32, left for Ghana four years ago with fashion on her mind. There, she studied fashion for a year at the Joyce Ababio School of Creative design. After graduation, she established her own brand called Fathia’s Creations. When she left her home country, the Rwandan fashion scene was still close to non-existent. She could not find the opportunities she needed and quality material to make her clothes.
It was thus her love for beautiful aesthetics and fashion that made her travel abroad. While in Ghana, she realized that the opportunities were plentiful, making it not so challenging to get involved in fashion. What made it challenging for Uwase was to start her own business from scratch like it would have been in any other field.