Here is a look at a sustainable route out of poverty.
Indego Africa, a nonprofit social enterprise, connects for-profit cooperatives of women artisans in Rwanda with export markets for their goods and provides training to help them run their businesses more effectively.
Bottom line: Indego Africa markets the handmade accessories and home décor items that their partner cooperatives produce on its e-commerce site and to US brands and retail chains. A collaboration with Nicole Miller was a real sales boost for the women artisans.
If Indego Africa does their job right, at some point these women artisans won’t need Indego Africa (or Nicole Miller) anymore.
Posted by: Laurel Delaney