Gahaya Links was founded by two sisters; Joy Ndunguste and Janet Nkubana. The company was incorporated as the first handicrafts export company ten years after the 1994 Tutsi Genocide. From a humble beginning under a tree in a remote village called Gitarama, the sisters organised about twenty women and taught them how to weave or how to enhance their weaving skills with new design techniques. Today the company manages a network of over 4,000 weavers across the country organized in 52 savings cooperatives.
Gahaya Links Limited; a for-profit Rwandan handicraft company based on the simple principle of women economic empowerment through fair-trade. Our products are knitted in traditional, authentic Rwandan patterns and are of high quality to ensure a sustainable market for the Gahaya Links weavers. Crafted products include beautifully woven baskets, home décor, jewelry and textiles. Content & Images: Gahaya Links Website
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