Entries by Emma Lawson

Prayer Team Update April 2018

‘He is not here, for He is risen, just as he said’- Matthew 28:6 RWANDA April marks a time of national mourning and remembrance of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi.  It’s a stark reminder of the pain of the past, but it also throws into sharp relief what Rwanda is today – a beautiful, safe, and […]

Inspiring Staff Stories: Inspiring Women

  For someone whose job title is ‘Artisan Expert’, the lady sat in front of me on a mat with her loom was remarkably reserved, unassuming and humble.  Meet Eugenie (pronounced Yoo-ja-nee).  When she’s not making music out of a rudimentary object like a jerrycan, she can usually be found developing, communicating and training Azizi […]

Prayer Update March 2018

  AZIZI LIFE IMPACT PROJECTS  Praise God for 158 students registered on the Adult Literacy Program.   Please pray for a couple of our teachers (Beatrice & Claudette) who are ill.  Pray that they would make a full recovery so that they can help the students get the most out of their course.   Please pray […]

Celebrating Beauty and Craftsmanship

Last week saw the official opening of Design:Rwanda, an exciting and highly anticipated new retail location in Kigali.  Beeutiful Creations, a social enterprise incubated by Azizi Life’s NGO, has partnered with Abraham Konga Collections and Sarah Day Designs to showcase high-quality, locally-made products and designs. Rwanda is a truly remarkable, rapidly developing country brimming with […]

Prayer Update – February 2018

‘Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life’ – Proverbs 13:12   RWANDA Please pray for the ongoing need among some of our artisans, and many in Rwanda, who are struggling to afford their children’s school fees.   UBI (Azizi Life Impact Projects): Students registration has begun on […]

5 Things I’m Learning About Leadership

Jeannine’s story What is your definition and approach to leadership?  What qualities do you see a leader embodying?  Leadership is a loaded word that means different things to different people.  At only 30 years of age, Jeannine Umutoniwase has risen through the ranks to become the CEO of Azizi Life.  Before I asked her what […]

Prayer Update – January 2018

‘If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you’ James 1:5 The Azizi Life team wish you all a Happy New Year!  A new year heralds the start of new opportunities, and there are many to pray for in […]

5 Things I’m Learning About Social Enterprise

In this blog post, we interview Sean Lawson, Co-Founder of Beeutiful Creations. Before launching into the five aspects of social enterprise in Rwanda that you are learning about, can you remind us briefly about Beeutiful Creations, the social enterprise that you are drawing from?   How is Beeutiful Creations a Social Enterprise? Beeutiful Creations is […]

Waxing Lyrical: Bees, Social Enterprise, and Rural Rwanda

How do bees, fair trade crafts, and rural Rwandans connect with one another? In this post, we’ll reveal how ‘Beeutiful Creations’, a social enterprise start-up founded earlier this year, is helping to bring about positive change for those living in poverty, in a pretty sweet way… As part of Azizi Life’s Impact, the local NGO […]

Prayer Update – November 2017

‘Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always’ 1 Chronicles 16:11 As we edge closer to the year’s end, we praise God for the good things that He is doing around the world and here in Rwanda. It’s a busy time of year for the artisans!  Thank you for joining us in […]