People Who Are Together Association
The women of the Abarikumwe Association are remarkable, delightful and visionary. The group began in 2006 through the contagious determination of two neighbors, Yusta and Christine. These women were tired of weaving alone and selling their crafts for a fraction of their worth. They set their minds to inviting other women to come together, to learn together, to earn together.
Over the past ten years, the group has grown in strength and determination. Weaving together once a week in a parish chapel, the women have exchanged skills and generated creative ideas for designing new products, managing daily stresses and reaching out to their community.