Welcome to Beauty of Rwanda.
Beauty of Rwanda is a jewellery and home décor company founded on the principle of economic empowerment to women of Rwanda.
Rwanda is one of the poorest countries in Africa, particularly following the devastating genocide of 1994, in which 1 million lives were lost. The social and economic effects of the genocide rippled through the nation and still have an impact in the present day. Households affected by HIV/AIDS are at risk of falling into poverty and close to 14% of rural dwellers live in conditions of extreme poverty.
The vision of the company is to sell one of a kind, handcrafted products made by women survivors of the 1994 genocide. Through selling their handmade crafts, they are able to buy medicine, food and care for their children.
We value female empowerment for our weavers, providing them with a sustainable income. Each of our handmade products are of high quality and environmentally friendly. Through our #OneBasket campaign, the organisation makes a real difference to the lives of the women and their families. Today in Rwanda, genocide widows are weaving baskets alongside the wives of war criminals, forging their own path to reconciliation.
Overall, the sale of beautiful, handmade goods plays an important role in Rwanda's transition.
You can learn more about some of our weavers .
Empowering Women in Rwanda #OneBasket at a Time
© Samuel Emerson