What we do
We collaborate with makers to produce bright and colourful goods with purpose.
How we give back
A portion of our profits go towards the education and training of vulnerable women through the Aspire development program. We have intentionally designed a two-fold approach to making a difference. First we provide an income to the women who make our goods. It fills the immediate need of how they are going to feed their kids, today, right now. Many companies and charities focus on this immediate need. It's important but we knew we needed to go a step further.
We believe that teaching business skills, numeracy, literacy, healthcare, nutrition, confidence and counselling will create a longer lasting change. For this reason, we have chosen to donate a portion of our profits to Aspire Rwanda so they can maintain their development program offering this essential learning.
Aspire Rwanda NGO- Aspire Rwanda provides the development and training program that we support. The program gives Rwandan women the skills needed to lift themselves out of poverty. www.aspirerwanda.org
Tujimbere Cooperative - Tujimbere (Let's Move Forward) is the cooperative we collaborate with to produce our products. All the women are graduates from the Aspire program.
Network For Africa - Network for Africa are a UK based charity that funds Aspire Rwanda. They have recently been awarded a 3 year grant from the UK Department For International Development to replicate the Aspire project in rural Rwanda.www.network4africa.org
Rwanda is important to us as a family. My husband is Rwandan and many of his family still live there. Together we want to see the country thrive whilst partnering with those who have had less opportunity to rebuild their lives after genocide.