Entries by Sheila Uwimana

Icyizere Cooperative

Icyizere group learned sewing, print-making, pearls beautification and weaving. They decided to focus on weaving bowls and trivets because of the opportunity to work with Azizi Life.

With help from Azizi Life, Icyizere Shyogwe became more organized, members’ skills improved and they received fair wages for their products. !

Twuzuzanye Cooperative

Twuzuzanye Weavers is a group that is able to pay their family needs, able to make savings and they have good reputation in their area.

Abadacogora Cooperative

Abadacogora has 22 weavers.- half are older ladies and rest are youth. Each one learnt their weaving skills from their parents and continue to pass it down through the generations.
With hard work, strong financial management and prayers, Abadacogora strive to be successful and sustainable.

Ababerarugo Cooperative

Ababerarugo cooperative decided to group together with the purpose of fighting poverty and improving the quality of life using their skilled hands.
Ababerarugo means Beautifying our Homes, and the weavers of this cooperative are determined to use their craft to lift their families out of poverty and contribute to their community.
Ababerarugo boots the community spirit when they employ their neighbors during busy season of weaving.