As a brand, and as a global team, we are endlessly inspired by the amazing women we partner with in Rwanda & Ghana. They are proud mamas, talented makers, creative entrepreneurs, and so much more. Despite what they may have been through in their lives, they live every day with hope and determination to create brighter futures for themselves and their families.
While these are some of the reasons we love working with women in Rwanda & Ghana, we also wanted to know what they like about working with us. So we chatted with them to hear their thoughts on our partnership and find out what makes them feel happy and inspired every day too.
Our #livecolorfully photoshoot (shown below) celebrates what living colorfully means to all of us, featuring bright colors, beaming smiles, and lots of glitter, of course!
Scroll down to see the full shoot and read the beautiful words of our artisan partners below—we hope they inspire you to #livecolorfully too!
What makes me smile everyday? Working with other women! I love to laugh and make them laugh too. – Jaqueline, Twiyubake Cooperative
Indego Africa is a happy organization because it helps women in Rwanda become confident and independent. Before, I used to have to ask for everything from my husband. Now, I can do everything by myself (I even support my husband!) and that makes me proud. – Jacqueline, Twiyubake Cooperative.
I love to weave and I love to sew, because to me, they are an art and they help me care for my children. – Claudine, Imirasire Cooperative
I love making Indego Africa products! The products have great designs, lovely colors, and are different from the ones I’m used to making. Every time I’m working on an Indego Africa order, I’m building new skills, and that makes me happy. – Josepha
I love weaving because, to my children, it is the way their mom supports them and I am so proud to be able to do that. – Felicite, Imirasire Cooperative
I love coming into work everyday because it allows me to provide for my family and create brighter futures my children. I smile thinking about the lives they will have. – Aisha, Covanya Cooperative
I love the color blue. It makes me happy whenever I see it. - Aisha, Covanya Cooperative
My favorite color is green! I painted my whole house green. I always want to see green. It makes me happy. – Domithille, IKU Cooperative