See that bright green house? That's where it all started. We work in the center of a poor neighborhood in Kigali called Kangondo. That grey concrete wall contains the courtyard where our five artisans work daily, sitting at a table cutting leather for earrings, or together on the floor as they talk, laugh, and roll paper beads. That courtyard is also where we've been meeting with women for the last five years. You can read more about our story on our blog.
Kundwa is a kinyarwanda word meaning "beloved". This name was chosen by our original five artisans. While the world around them may tell these women that they don't have value, we have worked to create beloved community where women know their worth and feel treasured and loved.
WHO WE ARE
Kundwa Collective is an initiative of Word Made Flesh Rwanda--an organization that seeks to serve Jesus among the most vulnerable of the world's poor. Word Made Flesh Rwanda invests in women living in vulnerable communities through friendship, discipleship and opportunities for economic empowerment and holistic transformation.