An accidental entrepreneur and self-declared introvert, Lydie Hakizimana, from Rwanda, never expected leadership success.

When you have the interests of the people at heart, you can do anything.

Lydie Hakizimana, a publishing entrepreneur

When she returned to her country after the genocide as a teenager, she found her generation had lost all hope in the future.

But she believed that through stories they may find both escapism and hope. So she began by selling her own books from a small store in her spare time.

Now her company helps spread English literacy in schools by representing UK publisher Pearson in Rwanda.

Lydie wants the next generation to imagine a happier story - not easy when painful memories are still very raw.

Source: Al Jazeera