Weavers of Hope – Meet Joseline

Weavers of Hope – Meet Joseline

The genocide of 1994, as a result of civil war between Hutu and Tutsi, left the country ravaged and over a million Rwandans lost their lives.

The women of Rwanda are striving for a better future for themselves and their children and weave their stories, hopes and aspirations into their baskets.

Joseline is one of these ladies.

Joseline is 28 and now with her second partner as her first was abusive.

She has 4 children. Before she started basket making Joseline had to beg her husband for money for everything.  Now that she is earning and has a little money of her own she can buy treats like some body lotion for herself or a mandazi (doughnut costing about 5p) for the children.