During the most visit to Rwanda, A Partnership in Caring Society volunteers visited the Tubahumurize Association in Kigali, Rwanda to purchase crafts. These crafts were featured this year at A Partnership in Caring’s table at the Winter Market and Farmers Market. The association supports and empowers female victims of violence and marginalization in Rwanda.
A Partnership in Caring’s Maria van Vonderen with Jeanne Mwiliriza, the Executive Director of Tubahumurize Association
One of its programs is a sewing school where students in sewing, embroidery and quilting and create a community of women engaged in a therapeutic environment. Partnership volunteer Maria van Vonderen says Association was quite excited to make such a big sale. To learn more about the Tubahumurize Association go to their web site at http://rwandanwomencan.org.
A Partnership in Caring Society volunteer Lynn MacDonald visited Association Tubahumurize. It is a grassroots organization that empowers female victims of violence and marginalization through trauma counselling, skills coaching and training. Over the last ten years they have gathered experiences that prove that the women and girls that receive training at Tubahumurize are able to rebuild psychologically, socially and economically.
Today, 120 girls and young women have graduated from their sewing, embroidery and quilting school. They have taken charge of their lives and the lives of their families.
A Partnership in Caring Society volunteer Lynn MacDonald at Association Tubahumurize
A Partnership in Caring Society (APICS) is proud to support the work of this grassroots organization by purchasing their products, bringing them back to Nova Scotia to sell with profit. This profit then returns to Rwanda to help support our projects. It is a win/win situation.