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Celebrating Moms-2015

Our partners in Rwanda are not only talented artisans and entrepreneurs, but also mothers – strong, determined, loving women driven by the desire to create beautiful lives for their children. These working moms strive everyday to provide for their families. Whether it’s making sure there’s food on the table or earning enough to send their children to school, they never cease to inspire us with their passion, dedication, and dreams for the future.We chatted with some of these amazing moms to hear their thoughts on motherhood and what it means to them. Here’s what they shared with us:




“Just hearing my child call me mom brings joy to my heart.” – Jeanne, 36 years old, 1 daughter

“When you become a mom, you start to think differently. All you think about is your child – how will you provide for them? Will you be able to send them to school? It fills your every thought.” – Emelinne, 45 years old, 1 daughter, 1 son

“I want my children to have a good life – to have knowledge, jobs, families, and homes of their own. Right now we are poor, but I look forward to a day where we will rise above it.” – Juliet, 40 years old, 4 daughters, 6 sons 

“I am so happy to see my kids grow – to see them healthy.” – Odette, 30 years old, 1 daughter, 2 sons   

“I hope my kids continue to study and to graduate from school. I want them to have the life I never had.” – Josephine, 41 years old, 1 daughter, 3 sons




Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful moms in Rwanda!