"I can now take care of all my basic household needs and I no longer have to turn away from my children in shame because I cannot provide for them. I can send all six of them to school, and give them the chance for a better future." - Claudine, 45
Weaving co-op with 150 members locate in Mayange. Indego Africa partner since 2011.
Drawing together artisans from nearby Bugesera District communities in Mbyo, Kagende, Gakamba, Kibenga, and Kibirizi, Imirasire (which means "sunshine" in Kinyarwanda) is situated near a grove of eucalyptus trees just off the road in Mayange.
An idyllic and laidback setting, however, stands in stark contrast to the rapid pace of production at Imirasire. In its first year of business, Imirasire quickly earned their stripes by swiftly and ably completing orders for Madewell and Nicole Miller, while continuing to produce hundreds of their renowned plateau baskets. Indego Africa commenced its training programs at Imirasire in 2012.