Partner since: 2018
Refugee origin: Burundi & DRC
Refugee location: Mahama and Kigeme Refugee Camps in Rwanda

Indego Africa is a not-for-profit based in Kigali, Rwanda that is propelling the creation, growth, and sustainability of women-owned businesses in Ghana and Rwanda by providing artisans with a global market for their handmade products and investing in their education.

Indego Africa's product ranges include a wide array of woven home decor and accessories. The raw materials used in these items are natural fibers, indigenous to the region, like sweetgrass, palm leaf, bolga straw, banana leaf, and organic yarn that’s handspun and hand-dyed using local plant, flower, and vegetable material. Materials are sourced from local markets and farms.

Indego Africa invests 100% of proceeds into education programs for the artisans they work with.

Refugee Artisan Group

Currently 161 Congolese and Burundian refugee women in Rwanda collaborate with Indego Africa. The women live in Kigeme and Mahama refugee camps. In each camp, group of artisans function as cooperatives with their own internal management structures.

DR Congo Emergency

Learn More about the DR Congo emergency and UNHCR's work in the region.


Part of my responsibility as an empowered woman is to empower other people to do the right thing. I believe in giving others what you have been given.

- Spes, Refugee Artisan


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