The Artisans

Across the hills of Rwanda, groups of rural artisans are working to bring hope to their families through skillfully handcrafted goods.  Over 30 independent groups - a total of over 500 artisan partners are crafting beautiful products using specific techniques and raw, renewable materials. With their fair trade income, parents are caring for the health, nutrition, and education of their children. Families are building better homes and women are becoming financial contributors in their families and leaders in their communities.

They are parents and grandparents, they are farmers, they are friends, and they are role models. They laugh and bring laughter; they cry and comfort those around them; they live life and impact their communities in a unique way. These groups of remarkable women and men are supporting and coaching one another in their craft and in their lives as a whole.

Rising from the horrors of genocide, artisans from all backgrounds have joined together once again through their craft.

SOKO home along with Azizi Life are honoured to support these women and men, showcase their talent and connect you to their spirit and traditions.