Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Designing Cow Dung vases creates 2 new jobs for #Rwandan #entrepreneur #socialgood #volunteer #giveback #dogood

In June 2013 I had the chance to meet Teta; a talented Rwanda designer in her shop in Kigali, Rwanda. She works with local African cooperative groups to produce  fashionable clothes, shoes and jewellery that are suitable for the professional ladies of Kigali. Imagine my surprise when handling a beautiful vase that turned out to be made from cow dung!
Teta, her new sales assistant and Violet Grow Rwanda 
Spot the cow dung vases!
 She started working with Grow Movement and her USA consultant Mimi Ng in 2012 to work on her export business to the African diaspora in the USA. Together they worked on her export and distribution plan using Skype and email. To help her focus on expanding her business and completing her home work for Mimi she employed an additional sales person and accountant. Mimi and Teta have built such a strong relationship that stay in contact and still work together to help improve Teta's business.

Great work Mimi, thank you for supporting Grow Movement and helping to create jobs. Teta, we wish you every luck in your business.

Claire Jenkins and Teta in Kigali

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