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Gatagara Collection

Introducing our new collection of hand crafted ceramics & loomed alpaca accessories.

The Gatagara Collection

Behind the design

Our new collection of ceramic products are handmade by a group of 12 artisans at Gatagara Pottery in Rwanda. After shaping the product, the artisans let the clay dry for 2-3 weeks before applying glaze and baking them in a kiln. From design to finished product, the ceramic-making process takes about one month to complete!

Why we love them

The distinctive handmade quality makes each piece of pottery unique and timeless.

Alpaca Loomed Accessories

Behind the design

Our new line of alpaca scarves and throws are hand-loomed by our artisan partners at Isano Cooperative in Rwanda. The artisans carefully prepare and loom the yarn using two different looming machines. After the scarves have been loomed, the women take care to trim the fringe and sew the ends. The result? A line of uniquely beautiful scarves handwoven with love from Rwanda.

Why we love them

Our yarn is sourced and spun from 100%  alpaca wool, making this collection of soft, high-quality scarves and throws a beautiful addition to any fall wardrobe or home update.

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We’re Going Back-To-School!

When: Tuesday, September 5th – Tuesday, September 19th Why: To raise critical support for our education programs and artisan partners in Rwanda & Ghana!

At Indego Africa, we believe women and youth hold the key to long-term empowerment and social change. That’s why we provide the educational resources and business opportunities they need to create sustainable livelihoods for themselves and future generations. 

Since 2007, our customized education and innovative business training programs have helped women artisans in Africa grow and scale their own businesses, become empowered entrepreneurs, and drive economic growth in their communities.

In 2015, we expanded our education programs to include Vocational Training for young women seeking career paths in the artisan sector, and Technology Training for young people in the communities where we work.  Over the last two years, we’ve continued to grow our successful education programs for artisans and launch groundbreaking new initiatives to empower youth, refugees, and women across Rwanda & Ghana!

Our Refugee Vocational & Business Training Program is creating livelihoods opportunities for Burundian refugees and their families at the Mahama Refugee Camp in Rwanda.

Our new Young Leaders Academy is providing the next generation of Rwandan entrepreneurs with the advanced business and technology skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

Over the past 10 years, Indego Africa’s innovative model to provide women and youth with access to markets and education has proven highly effective at improving artisan livelihoods.

- In 2008, 100% of Indego's artisan partners fell below the International Poverty Line (making less than $1.00/day)

- By 2016, 89% of Indego's artisan partners were earning more than $2.00/day

To sustain this momentum—and empower generations of African entrepreneurs for years to come—we need your help!

From today through September 19th, we will be running our 4th Annual Back-to-School Campaign to raise support for our education programs in Rwanda & Ghana! We will be sharing personal stories and program updates over these two weeks to showcase why your support is so critical to our artisan partners across Africa.

Click HERE to support Indego Africa’s Back-to-School Campaign

Donations can also be made by check to Indego Africa and mailed to 51 W. 52nd St. Suite 2300 New York, NY 10019.

Thank you for helping to create life-changing opportunities for women and youth across Africa!