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Holistic Healing at Handspun Hope & World Mental Health Day

Holistic Healing at Handspun Hope & World Mental Health Day

    Though the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi occurred over 25 years ago, many of our staff - and people across the country - are still experiencing pain and trauma as a result of the events that took place. At Handspun Hope, we believe in caring for the whole person, which is why we’ve provided group and individual counseling services since 2012. Since October 10th is World Mental Health Day, we wanted to share a bit about the services and support we offer to our staff, their families and communities. Led by head counselor Olive Muhawenimana and her assistant...

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Higher Education - A Q&A with Mama Emmanuel and her Son

Higher Education - A Q&A with Mama Emmanuel and her Son

      In Rwanda, graduating from secondary school is a major achievement. An education in not guaranteed in Rwanda and a family must be able to pay for school fees, text books and uniform fees in order for a child to attend school.   The average cost to send one child to school is approximately $80 annually. This is a tremendous amount for a Rwandese family….and if a family has multiple children, there is simply no way to pay for an education for all of them.   We at Handspun Hope contribute toward the school fees of every child...

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Sponsorship Opportunity: Marguerite & Francine

Sponsorship Opportunity: Marguerite & Francine

    This month, we are continuing our sponsorship features. Both of the talented artisans you’ll meet below are partially sponsored. When one of our employees is fully sponsored, 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 fully sponsors 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 them to create full sponsorship for one woman.  ...

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What It Means to be a Woman in Rwanda

What It Means to be a Woman in Rwanda

It should come as no surprise that we at True Vineyard are staunch supporters of women working in positions of leadership. Both of our trauma counselors in Rwanda are Rwandese women as is our production supervisor. We employ 122 women because we know that, when women are gainfully employed, they are able to provide for their families and educate their children.

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