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Woven Together: Hope Artisan Collective and the Women of Komera

Woven Together: Hope Artisan Collective and the Women of Komera

This week we are celebrating the opening of our new online store, Hope Artisan Collective, and showcasing one of our top selling items. Hello, Mapenzi skirt! These beauties are well constructed and include a feature we here at Handspun Hope have come to love…nice, deep pockets!   How did we survive skirts without pockets?!?   The only thing sweeter than the beauty and durability of these skirts are the ladies who make them and we can’t wait to introduce you to the women in Rwanda working for Komera. Komera translates to “be strong” in Kinyarwanda which certainly applies to the women...

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Sitting Wheels - An Update in Rwanda

Sitting Wheels - An Update in Rwanda

As of this morning, there are now 19 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Rwanda.

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Rwanda on Our Hearts

Rwanda on Our Hearts

  Dear Friends, As we try to wrap our minds around what is happening in the world, our hearts are with the women served by our organization in Rwanda. The idea of social distancing is so counter-cultural to those in Rwanda. Ask anyone who has spent time there and they will likely tell you, “The country was lovely….but the people! Everyone is so warm and welcoming”. And it’s true. Greetings begin with a hug and kisses to the cheeks. It is common for men to walk hand-in-hand with close friends. Close contact is as natural as breathing in Rwanda and...

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True Vines and New Beginnings

True Vines and New Beginnings

When our ministry began, it was created with the words of the fifteenth chapter of the book of John in mind. In fact, we liked it so much and believed in it so fully that we named the ministry after it...

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Offering Help, Not a Handout

Offering Help, Not a Handout

One of the greatest joys of working for TVM is how often I get to share our story with new people…to tell them about the magnitude of our project. I love watching their eyes grow wide when they hear just how many lives are being changed in Rwanda.

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