Some of our beautiful items are made for us by women at the Kinamba project, which provides educational opportunities for the people of the Kamutwa communities in the Kinamba area of Kigali, Rwanda. The genocide of 1994 had a devastating effect on the lives and futures of a large proportion of the community. This project offers hope to war widows, genocide orphans, the marginalised and vulnerable people of Kinamba.

When I visited Rwanda in 2017 I met other, similar, groups of women who were all anxious to work hard to provide for their families. So now I am very happy to be able to support the work of Azizi Life, run by women in rural communities, and Nyamirambo Womens Centre, based in Kigali.