ZEAN is a well-established agro-processing company. ZEAN started as a provider of banana grocery services and maize crop trader. In January 2019, ZEAN transitioned into agro-processing in order to fulfill its mission of ensuring food security for the country by reducing post-harvest and harvest losses through the processing of bananas into chips and processing maize into flour.

Market Opportunity/ Problem

Banana fruit is a horticultural commodity that can be processed into chips and preserved to expand its marketing value. The market for ZEAN banana chips is not only Rwanda’s domestic market through supermarkets and food distributors, but also regional and international markets.

Company Information

Years of operation


Type of organization

Private company

Stage of the business

Growth stage

Agribusiness focus

Value addition/processing

Agriculture value chain(s) focus?

Food crops

Primary country of operation


Other country(ies) of operation


How many employees does your business have?


Does the business have more than 30% women ownership?


Does the business have more than 30% youth ownership (under 35 years)?


Financing and expansion overview

How much capital is the company currently fundraising (US$)?

Below $250k

What is the split between equity and debt?

100% debt
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How to engage

Please reach out to us on dealroom@agra.org for any queries or support. The SMEs can be reached directly through the unique link found on their company profile page.