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Peace of Hope Coop in Kigali, Rwanda

Coop Leader
Meet Seraphine

Hi, my name is Seraphine, I am the coop leader of Peace of Hope and we have 280 members. 

I am married with 5 children.  With my basket weaving income I support my children to go to school by paying their school fees, put food on the table, buy plots of land for my husband to farm, have built a new home, own livestock and take care of my mother in law. 

As a leader I am responsible for care taking for the group of women.  I manage the materials, work with Kazi on the demand forecast and bring the orders and materials to the women.  I train new-comers in my home and ensure the highest quality and living wage standards.

"I am proud of being a strong leader for women in my community."

Seraphine
Leader, Peace of Hope Coop

Peace of Hope Coop
Kigali, Rwanda
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About Our Coop

6.8 years

The average length of time our members have been weaving with Kazi.

280%

The average amount more that our women are earning than their neighbors can because of weaving.

Saving

Investing

Our cooperative has invested in a plot of land for farming and bringing crops to market in our community.

6.8 Years

The average length of time our members have been weaving with Kazi.

280%

The average amount more that our women are earning than their neighbors can because of weaving.

Saving

With each basket purchase a small agreed-upon portion is put into a savings account we use to invest to benefit our group as a collective.

Investing

Our cooperative has invested in a plot of land for farming and bringing crops to market in our community.

Kazi means work.

That’s what we create: works of art, that provide steady work, for artisans.

How We Work

We Create Demand

We create high demand for expertly woven goods from skilled artisans because it prevents poverty, and raises visibility for their meaningful and striking artistry.

We Pay Fair Wages

Kazi’s continued work with Nest ensures that our wages and practices meet the highest possible standards, evolving with the global marketplace in real time.

We Grow Communities

The fair wage we provide increases income ten-fold in many cases, which then filters into local economies and communities.

Our Purpose

Skilled African Women Weave Our Creations and Forever Change Their Worlds.