Rwanda Path to Peace is a healing journey and a source of sustainable living that utilizes the incredible skill of weaving that is passed down by generations of Rwandan women.
These women have seen their neighbors and their families destroyed by genocide and ethnic cleansing, leaving many of them broken and hopeless, lost in a country where women are considered second-rate citizens because of their gender.
Although the genocide was over a decade ago, the recovery from a tragedy of this magnitude is a constant struggle. The sale of the baskets through Macy’s has given these women a source of sustainable income.
The monies raised from this project help the weavers pay for shoes, essential supplies, school fees and uniforms. Not to mention food, candles and kerosene.
Much needed basics that seem like necessities to us, but for Rwandans they are gifts.
Besides those benefits, the women and their families get a sense of pride and worth in a place were that’s hard to find.
Macy’s was kind enough to send me a basket so I could see the beauty of their handiwork. Truly individual works of art. The basket is sturdy and well made so that it’s useful, but also a joy to look at.
There are many different styles to choose from and they are even currently on sale! A fine time to check it out.
How would you like to win one of these lovely baskets? To enter, comment on this post with your first name, last initial, the state you are from and which basket you’d like to win.
For an extra entry you can share this post on Twitter. Just be sure to leave a separate comment here letting me know that you did that with a link to the tweet.
Entries must be received by Wednesday, July 25th 11:59pm ET. Good luck!
This is not a sponsored post. I did receive a basket to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.