Urugo’s food production unit is empowering women while supporting farmers and entrepreneurs

Urugo yogurt is produced at the Urugo Women’s Opportunity Center in Kayonza. It is distributed in hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and other outlets in the Eastern Province and Kigali. At the center, visitors can learn how the food production unit is empowering women while supporting farmers and entrepreneurs in Kayonza area and beyond.


Over the centuries, a litany of health benefits has been attributed to the consumption of yogurt. In 6000 BC, the Indian Ayurvedic medicine revealed the positive impact of this milk by-product to the wellness of its consumers. Ayurveda is a system of organic regimen with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent.


There is an ongoing research suggesting yogurt may contribute more to our overall health than we already know. Its rich calcium content is credited for the development of strong bones. Our hearts and nerves also need calcium to function properly. Apart from calcium, yogurt contains potassium and protein. Potassium is one of the most important minerals in the body. It regulates fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals. In addition, a high potassium diet may reduce blood pressure and water retention, protect against stroke and prevent osteoporosis. Yogurt’s nutrient composition is also credited for lowering the risk of cancer, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes.


The probiotic components of yogurt have additional benefits. These are microorganisms that develop a symbiotic relationship with the body when administered in required amounts. They acquire nutrients from the food people eat and return the favor accordingly. This mechanism may promote immune functions, improve mental health and combat cognitive impairment, as revealed by the journal published by Colorado State University in collaboration with Colorado School of Public Health.


Societies figured out how to produce yogurt thousands of years ago. The process has evolved but the health benefits of the final product remains the same. Urugo yogurt comes in vanilla and strawberry flavors. As we face the biggest health crisis of our lifetime, let’s turn to healthy organic products and feed our children the right way.