This month we share a note from our US Board President, some action points, and a prayer update complete with thoughts from our staff in Rwanda.
About Christi Whitekettle
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Entries by Christi Whitekettle
We love serving a God who multiplies! We bring him our little loaves and fish, (and spreadsheets and social media and artisan work), give thanks and look to him for the multiplication.
We are amazed at all that God has done in 2019, and filled with praise as we enter 2020.
It is exciting to see so many answers to prayer- and three new babies! We praise God and we look to him in the face of some perplexing challenges.
Within their first year of working together, the artisans of Abihuta were happy to find that they were able to start a savings group, pay for their family’s national health insurance and serve as an example and inspiration for their neighbors. We love our customers around the world.
We are especially excited about mobilizing people- hiring new staff, seeking volunteers, hosting Artisan council and engaging with new cooperatives.
Azizi Life partners with over 30 independent groups in Rwanda - over 500 artisans... and growing! Rising from the horrors of genocide, artisans from all backgrounds have joined together once again through their art. With their fair trade income, parents are caring for the health, nutrition, and education of their children. Families are building better homes. Women are rising out of crippling dependency to become contributors in their communities. Our artisan partners have a vision to be leaders for wholeness in their community, and we are privileged to partner with them.
Azizi Life offers a range of products skillfully crafted from locally-sourced, natural fibers such as sisal, banana leaf, and forest grasses. Our line of baskets highlights some of the best of Rwandan traditional and modern design. Artisans and designers collaborate to create new designs and products in our lines of baskets, home goods, and holiday décor.
Azizi Life is a faith-based social enterprise in Rwanda committed to sustainability, collaboration, and putting people first – artisans and customers alike. Founded in 2008 under the international NGO Food for the Hungry, Azizi Life has become a bridge to connect hardworking artisans to the global market. In addition to flourishing sales in Rwanda, Azizi Life offers products to US customers from our warehouse in Spokane, Washington, as well as FOB sales directly from Rwanda.