Rwanda


1
ARTISAN BUSINESS
PARTNER
1
COMMUNITY
WORKSHOP
8
YEARS OF
PARTNERSHIP
In 2012, we learned about a tenacious group of women in Rwanda who wanted to earn an income for their families, but were struggling to find regular work. Many of the women were genocide survivors, and some had even taken in children who had been orphaned during the violence. Noonday customers sponsored these women and helped them graduate sewing school and start their own co-op. Today these strong women enjoy a reliable income, ongoing training and support, and the opportunity to own their own business.

OVER 1 MILLION
accessory bags made with love since 2010

$3,028 DONATED
in 2020 for COVID-19 relief, school fees, and support for Africa New Life




Artisan Story



Rwanda

Asha



Techniques


Dutch Wax Print Fabric

Our Rwandan Artisan Partners are responsible for stitching the vibrant Dutch wax print accessory bags that much of our jewelry is shipped in. By providing this touch of Africa with every order, the Rwandan women help to create the unforgettable customer experience that our community loves!


Woven Sisal

To make woven decor items, our Artisan Partners hand weave natural sisal fibers over a core of locally gathered forest grasses. This is a traditional craft that is completed by women in rural villages who can work from home.




Rwanda on Flourish

EMPOWERING FAMILIES IN RWANDA: ASHA’S STORY

STEP BY STEP: BUSINESS AS A MEANS TO SUSTAINABLE IMPACT IN RWANDA

WHY WE GO: AMBASSADOR KELLI MAGEE’S RWANDAN ADVENTURE

WHY WE GO: AMBASSADOR KATIE BEARD IN RWANDA