"Partnering with Indego Africa has allowed me to save money to use to pay for school fees for my children. And by taking me from the loneliness in which I was living and allowing me to be in an environment where I can interact with others, I feel happier and more confident and hopeful." - Annunciate, 45, Secretary
Sewing co-op of 25 members located in Kayonza. Indego Africa partner since 2010.
When 25 women from Kayonza banded together in 2010 to form Abasangiye, they had no bank accounts, no place to work, no equipment, and no specialized training. Each member is a mother to a child born of rape during the 1994 Genocide, and most struggled daily with severe physical and psychological consequences from those experiences.
In July 2010, Abasangiye commenced an intense series of training programs with Indego Africa (initially funded by NGOs Foundation Rwanda and Survivor's Fund), and not long thereafter began making giant strides as an early-stage business. Completing orders for J.Crew, Nicole Miller, Anthropologie, ShopBop, and Steven Alan, Abasangiye matches workplace success with an already-strong classroom learning ethic. Absangiye showcases its commitment to education with near perfect training program attendance rates.