|About Amagara Skin care||Amagara is a word borrowed from African dialect to mean life. We believe our natural skin care range should breathe new life into our clients skin. Our Products are enriched with 100% natural extracts from fruits, vegetables & other plant materials that are all sourced from Ugandan farmers. These include Shea butter, Avocado oil, Cucumbers, Carrots, Vanilla, and Papaya, amongst others.||fa-envira||Amagara is a word borrowed from African dialect to mean life.||Product Range||At Amagara Skincare, we realise that beauty is more than skin deep. We view it as an absolutely vital part of your health and wellbeing. Therefore our high-performance skincare range cleanses, treats, moisturizes, and protects with results-driven formulas and powerful ingredients. Order it, Try it, Love it!||fa-braille||Body Lotion, Body Butters, Hand Cremes, Shower Gels and Hand Wash||CRAFTSMANSHIP||Preservation of traditional skillets and stories that are translated into modern, functional pieces.||fa-hand-paper-o|
|Olive Kigongo||Founder||Olive Z. Kigongo is the current president of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI). She has served for two full terms of five years. December 2011 was elected for another five year term. She is a leading entrepreneur with multiple business interests. When she first ventured into the business of beauty products to add to her numerous business endeavours, she sought to provide a service no one else seemed to be offering. And with that, she recently officially launched a natural skincare brand onto the market.||modal-1||Anisha Naluyinda||Director||Anisha has always been passionate about beauty products, travelling and cuisine.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations from the University Of Dundee, Scotland and this is how here drive the ensure the development of Uganda as a whole comes in play and she does this through the empowerment of farmers working closely with Amagara Skincare.
As part of the team she beings her expertise in marketing with the aim to deliver return on her Amagara’s investment and other performance matrix including growth of market share, increased product uptake, enhancing customer value propositions and improved brand equity.
|modal-2||Shakib Nsubuga||Director||Shakib- Shakib Nsubuga is a dynamic multifaceted entrepreneur with a keen interest in Innovation and systems development. His specialty is in business strategy and performance evaluation in driving business development.
He has been at the helm of establishing the Classifieds Sector of one of the largest internet companies in Africa- AFRICA INTERNET GROUP with the position of Country Manager for Uganda. He holds a BSC Biomedical Sciences from University of Manchester and Masters in Public health from University of Salford in Manchester. He relishes the opportunities of creating world class African brands.
|modal-3||Siki Kigongo||CEO||Siki has always had a passion for international development, especially within the African continent. After pursuing her undergraduate degree in International Media and Communications at the University of Nottingham, she went on to complete her MSc in Comms (Political and Strategic Communications ) at the London School of Economics. She has worked at a multitude of organisations ranging from the NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) to UNAIDS. However, she has always maintained a keen interest in beauty and skincare and has sought for ways to combine her background in development to the idea of creating a product that would assist in the efforts to empower locals to become self sustainable. Combining her interest in this field, and her background, Siki used her expertise to successfully launch Amagara Skincare, and she's still adamant in her pursuit to make it one of Africa's renown skincare brands.||modal-4||Donald Byamugisha||Director||Donald Byamugisha is passionate about agribusiness and is
one of the directors at Amagara Skincare. He has previously worked in the
Agricultural Division at the Biotechnology Industry Organization in DC and
later consulted with Association of Strengthening Agricultural Research in
East and Central Africa (ASARECA
|MZEEI KATTO ABEL||A farmer by trade||A farmer by trade, Mzeei Katto has lived in Ssisa, Entebbe town his whole life. He took over his family business as a subsistence farmer growing Matooke and rearing Livestock as main source of income for his family. In 2001 with knowledge from a friend, Mr Katto ventured into growing Oregano due to its high demand on the local market and the business flourished which later led him to forming two companies;
Crane essential Oils dealing in herbal medicines, floral waters and distilling essential oils. Nambirigwa Herbal Farm on 3 acres, where he grows all his herbs and spices ranging from Lavender, Peppermint, Thyme, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Lemon balm, Cypress etc.
Amagara Skincare products have specially designed fragrances that involve addition of essential oils like Rosemary, Lavender, Thyme and Cypress. In 2011, a joint venture between Amagara Skincare and Crane essential oils was formed where we are ethically sourcing their essential oils and peppermint floral water for our current production processes.
|modal-11||ALCODE SHEA BUTTER PROJECT||Amagara Partners||Amagara Skincare formed a partnership with Alcode in 2012, where we ethically source Shea butter from them at a premium price as long as they are supporting their Women group communities involved in the Shea nut collection, drying, Storage and processing
ALCODE stands for Agency for Local Community Development, an NGO that was started in 1998 in Otuke County, Lira District. “The Shea Project is based on the value of the nilotic shea-butter tree, Vitellaria paradoxa ssp. nilotica, a slow-growing hardwood fruit tree indigenous to northern Uganda and Southern Sudan. Inside the nutritious fruit is a large hard seed which yields shea-butter, a food-oil, cosmetic and sacred substance of great importance to the people who live with the tree, particularly the women farmers who process the nut and use income from the tree to sustain their families, and to improve their lives.
Women's income from Shea products pays for children's school fees, clothing, salt, soap and taxes - all the cash needs of a household.“
|modal-12||FARMER OUT-GROWER SCHEME||Amagara Partners||
We at Amagara Skincare create natural skin care products made with fresh natural ingredients that do not harm the individual or the environment. We have managed to set up Farmer out grower schemes country wide using our fair trade policy designed to help create economic opportunities and wealth for Ugandan Farmers at the base of the economic pyramid so they can pull themselves out of poverty for good through ethically sourcing fruits, vegetables and other out grower farm produce countrywide at fair trade price:
• Vanilla- Mukono
• Paw Paws- Central area (Kamuli and Mityana)
• Cucumbers, Carrots & Watermelons- Masaka and Kabale
• Passion fruits- Mpigi & Kasese
• Avacado’s- Kabale and Kisoro
• Honey and Bees wax- Bushenyi and Aruaglobal attention – The 100 Days of African Fashion Campaign, launching the first and only fashion PR consultancy in her home country Kenya in 2014
|modal-13||ALBERT KINUMA||Founder & Managing Director (RWANDA)||Albert currently works at Visa Inc. as a Senior Director, focused on mVISA in the Emerging Markets Digital division. Prior to this, he held various managerial positions at MTN, such as General Manager for MTN Business or for Village Phone Rwanda (Joint venture between Grameen Foundation and MTN).
He launched the first mobile money service in Rwanda with MTN, recognized by the GSMA as one of the fastest growing networks in the world for two consecutive years. He also sits on the board of various institutions in Rwanda such as RICTA (Rwanda Information and Communication Technology Association) or Prime Life Rwanda (Insurance company).
Albert studied Management at ESC Marseille Provence with an emphasis on international business.