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Women Who Survived Rwanda's Genocide Share Their Stories of Hope and Transformation

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

In 1994, from April to July, Rwanda was devastated by a brutal genocide. Hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were murdered and many more were forced to flee their homes and become refugees.

America's First Billion-Dollar Social Enterprise?

Auren Kaplan | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

I was shocked and deeply moved when I heard the news this morning - Bain Capital is purchasing 50 percent of TOMS, the One For One shoe, eyewear, and ...

Twenty Years After, Rwanda Remembers: A Tribute to My Country

Rosine Urujeni | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Rosine Urujeni

Forgiving doesn't mean loving or hugging the one who was once hunting you down and trying to exterminate your "people." It is, rather, learning how to live in peace with him again.

Leaning in Rwandan Style

Liz Hamburg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Liz Hamburg

The women at these artisan cooperatives in Rwanda are literally "leaning in", leaning over, leaning forward, often with a baby strapped to their back, a heavy load of water or wood on their head and, thanks to Indego Africa, a purchase order in their hands in the afternoon.

Rwandan Artisans Make Lasting Change for Post-Genocide Rwanda

Tida Tippapart | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Tida Tippapart

These women underscore the powerful role women play in building economic development and social cohesion in post-genocide Rwanda.

Indego Africa's Role in Reconstructing Post-Genocide Rwanda

Indego Africa | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Indego Africa

An economy and a society left in tatters by the genocide In Rwanda during the 1994 genocide against Tutsis (also known as the Rwandan genocide) not o...

Indego Africa's Women-Led Global Supply Chain

Indego Africa | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Indego Africa

The effectiveness of Indego Africa's market access program for our artisan partners is only as good as its globally-integrated sales, creative, and production function.

Emelienne Nyiramana: A Rwandan Female Artisan Entrepreneur on the Move

Indego Africa | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Indego Africa

Emelienne Nyiramana is the Founder and Managing Advisor of Cooperative de Couture de Kicukiro (Cocoki), a sewing cooperative of 29 women located in Kicukiro, Rwanda.

Joselyne Nibagwire: The Self-Made Entrepreneur

Indego Africa | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Indego Africa

With my participation in Abasangiye, I am lucky to have met new people who have more or less gone through similar situations as I have. Over the years, I have learned to forgive, and I am starting to love people again. I am much more courageous than I was prior to joining Abasangiye.

The Artisan Changemaker: Integrating Market-Driven Solutions to Poverty With Catalytic Philanthropy in Women's Empowerment

Indego Africa | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Indego Africa

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIndego Africa's market access program integrates women artisans into global commerce and the global economy almost immediately.

Fair Trade in Africa Moves From Food to Fashion

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Yuliya Neyman

The idea of fair trade as a development tool is old news. But, last week's extension of the fabric provision of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act has brought into focus a whole new way of doing it.

Empowerment Trade in Rwanda

Jonathan Kalan | Posted 09.14.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Kalan

How three young, ex-corporate lawyers from the U.S. are giving women artisans in Rwanda new opportunities through fair trade partnerships.

Craft And Commerce: Indego Africa's Transforming Power

Zandile Blay | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Zandile Blay

Indego Africa creates a powerful new paradigm for brands seeking to help the people of Africa by giving them a hand up instead of a hand out.

My Bracelet Makes a Businesswoman (VIDEO)

Kate Otto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kate Otto

My jewelry says I have contributed to increasing food security, boosting literacy rates, and improving housing conditions for women and their children in Rwanda.