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Hippity Hoppity...Easter's on Its Way!

Hippity Hoppity...Easter's on Its Way!

Friends, During these strange times, we at Handspun Hope are challenged to find something that seems routine…a bit of normalcy during this unprecedented pandemic. And, ready or not, Easter is coming and, honestly,….we are so ready for this special holiday and all of the hope that comes along with it. We will have another post later in the week about Easter….and resurrection…and the powerful connection to Rwanda. For now, we want to show off a few of the Easter-centric items from our new Hope Artisan Collective line, namely… BUNNIES AND DRESSES AND SHEEP…OH MY!     Before you say anything...

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Handspun Hope Guest Blog Post with Angela Lally

Handspun Hope Guest Blog Post with Angela Lally

  We are excited to welcome Angie with Angela Lally Photography to the blog today. We are asking her a few questions about her recent trip to Rwanda to photograph for our ministry! Welcome, Angie!     Hello! My name is Angela and I am a photographer from Austin, Texas. I spend most of my time photographing weddings and taking portraits, but I have always had a heart for    storytelling through photography and helping share what God is doing around the world to advocate for and support the vulnerable. I heard about the opportunity to visit Rwanda and photograph...

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Carl Wilkens - Rwanda, Post Genocide and Reconciliation

Carl Wilkens - Rwanda, Post Genocide and Reconciliation

  The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum recently presented a virtual lecture by Carl Wilkens. Wilkens was a humanitarian aid worker living with his family in Kigali, Rwanda in 1994 when the genocide began. As people were fleeing the country, Carl made the incredibly selfless decision to remain in-country…serving those in need by providing food and medicine to groups of orphaned children trapped in Kigali. During the lecture, Carl shares personal stories of his experience and his first-hand knowledge on the unique way Rwanda worked toward reconciliation between genocide victims and perpetrators. It’s a powerful story of devastation…but also,...

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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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