ROGER MUHINDO MARORA
Originally From Lubero, North Kivu, Roger studied chemistry and agricultural industries at UNIGOM University in Goma. Roger’s fascination with cocoa began in childhood, marveling at the transformation of cocoa into exquisite chocolate right outside his home. His self-taught chocolate-making skills, fostered through online resources, marked the beginning of an extraordinary path. During the challenging times of the 2019 Ebola epidemic in DRC, Roger’s commitment to community health led him to Médecins Sans Frontières in Butembo. It was here that he discovered the Mutwanga chocolate factory.
Eager to contribute, Roger journeyed from Goma to Butembo, by his own means, to attend the factory’s launch. His tenacity paid off, and he began as a trainee under the guidance of Dominique and other experts. With his incredible motivation and energy, Roger quickly took the lead of the team to become the production manager of the factory, honing his skills and emerging as a true Congolese master chocolatier.