Janet,Sarah & Joy
"Hirwa bracelets Available at Anthropologie storesHirwa, which in the Kinyarwanda language means to have luck while going through a difficult situation. The name of the bracelet says it all for these women who feel lucky to have been given the opportunity to manufacture the bracelets and have work to earn an income."
Cuyo bracelets on the right hand(made by yours truly and Hirwa Bracelets (made by gahaya links)on the left hand...Hirwa bracelets were made with recycled silk sari fabric made from a women's coop in India. The bracelets are infused with healing energy,sustainability and are empowering women from africa and India.
I want to thank Linda Trau for introducing me to Gahaya links and helping me to be apart of this
amazing project and cause.Linda is an inspiration,a radical innovator with a heart full of love and compassion.
Linda: I was involved with a village that was built in Rwanda for orphaned children, and I saw how desperately poor the women were. These women were survivors of the genocide, and I decided to work in Rwanda the following summer to teach them vocational skills like sewing and making jewelry. The women responded amazingly well. Their spirits were lifted. I worked with the local materials, and began to design fashionable pieces for stores in the United States. We had a wonderful response and were able to empower hundreds of women. In turn, their lives were changed, as was mine. The humble gratitude was so inspiring and heartwarming that my life has been changed forever."full article http://blog.shopbop.com/2010/06/talking-with-linda-trau-of-zuba-africa.html