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Q&A with Horn Craftsman, John Paul Twagirayezu

Q&A with Horn Craftsman, John Paul Twagirayezu

If you’ve checked in with any of your favorite fashion bloggers lately, chances are you’ve seen horn jewelry in their rotation. It is a hot item at the moment, in part because because it is an organic material and universally flattering on any skin tone. Today, we want to introduce you to the talented artisan behind our Inyambo jewelry collection. Please welcome John Paul!       Q: JOHN PAUL, THANK YOU FOR TALKING WITH US TODAY! PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF. A: My name is Jean Paul Twagirayezu. I am the firstborn in my family of six....

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Sponsorship Opportunity: Consolée and Mama Mutoni

Sponsorship Opportunity: Consolée and Mama Mutoni

Each month, we highlight two employees who have not yet been fully sponsored. When one of our employees is receives a full sponsorship, it means a generous donor or group of donors has agreed to make monthly donations in her honor. A sponsorship can be in any amount and it takes $150 per month to fully sponsor one woman. You can read more about sponsorship levels by clicking here. While the levels are set amounts, you may make a monthly donation of any amount and we will combine yours with others to create a full sponsorship for one woman. When...

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Featured Product: The Hope Felted Nativity

Featured Product: The Hope Felted Nativity

We know, we know …. October is awfully early to start showcasing a Christmas nativity. BUT …. we can’t wait another moment to share with you this lovely, heirloom-quality collection. We also want you to know the story of the wonderfully talented ladies who create them. Our collectible nativity began in 2018 with Mary, holding Jesus, and Joseph …     It was such a popular holiday item that we decided to expand the set the set the following year. In 2019, we introduced the Royal Trio and their Majestic Camels … AND PEOPLE LOST THEIR MINDS …      ...

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Q&A with Rosa in honor of International Day of Older People

Q&A with Rosa in honor of International Day of Older People

  “To be able to provide meals and to eat with my grandchildren brings me joy. In the future, I hope to make repairs to my home, to won a pig and to have my own business” — Rosa                                                                           Rosa has worked for Handspun Hope since 2012 and, at 82 years old, has the distinction of being the eldest member of our Rwanda team....

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Sponsorship Opportunity: Ange and Ruth

Sponsorship Opportunity: Ange and Ruth

Each month, we highlight two employees who have not yet been fully sponsored. When one of our employees is receives a full sponsorship, it means a generous donor or group of donors has agreed to make monthly donations in her honor. A sponsorship can be in any amount and it takes $150 per month to fully sponsor one woman. You can read more about sponsorship levels by clicking here. While the levels are set amounts, you may make a monthly donation of any amount and we will combine yours with others to create a full sponsorship for one woman. When...

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