Alexandre Nshimiyimana sees avocados as more than just a snack; his company uses the fruit to make skincare products like moisturizers and soap. Sanit Wing, located in Burera District, Northern Province, is a processing and manufacturing industrial company that produces a variety of oils, cosmetics and soaps from raw materials, mostly avocados.

The company, Nshimiyimana told, chose to take a step back from making liquid soap, and started processing avocado oil to make cosmetics because ‘the market of liquid soap was already flooded with brands’.

 Source: Sanit Wing

Sanit Wing’s decision to start processing avocado for skincare use came from the government’s ban of the importation of palm oil— the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet, found in many supermarkets—citing the use of poor transportation and packing materials.




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