Linda Mukangoga is one of two young female Rwandan designers who founded
Haute Baso. She was born in Washington DC to Rwandan parents who migrated from Rwanda. Linda spent time between the US and Rwanda and finally moved to Rwanda permanently to work for Gahaya Links, a company training rural women to produce handicrafts for an international market. Participating in the design and production for pieces carried by international retail chains Anthropologie and Macys strengthened Linda’s belief in the ability to showcase Rwanda in a global market and at the same time empower young artisans.