Women artisans given business opportunities in Rwanda
Indego Africa is an NGO and a fair-trade online retailer. The organisation partners with small Rwandan “cooperatives”, women artisan owned and operated producers of traditional baskets, bags, and other local products, and connects them to the growing global market for African inspired handicrafts, clothing, and accessories including chic yoga mat carriers.
In addition, top student scholars from Generation Rwanda, an NGO that provides scholarships for socially vulnerable young people in Rwanda, teach the women basic business skills such as accounting, management, literacy, English and computer skills.
According to Indego’s recent Social Impact Report, their cooperatives have seen a 153 percent increase in bank account ownership among the women, a 42 percent reduction in the number of women with no permanent residence, and a 96 percent increase in the number of families eating at least twice a day.