Kefa Women's Co-Op

Strong Bags made by Strong Women

 
 
Our Rwandan women’s co-op curretly has 13 mothers - primarily mothers of our academy athletes - who learn the following to get their families out of poverty and the risk of homelessness:

Skills

Women decided to learn how to make woven totes from a local trainer.

Community

Many of the women felt isolated before the co-op. They form community together. Staff create community through monthly devotions.

Health Education

We provide courses on reproductive health and disease prevention.

Parenting Classes

Parenting classes are provided that include how to discipline, how to create a safe environment, and how God values the mothers and their children.

Business Skills

Women learn how to budget, save, and market their products and how to reinvest to grow their businesses.

100%

of profits are reinvested into the co-op. Allowing the mothers to self-determine how to best help their families leave poverty.

100%

of profits are reinvested into the co-op. Allowing the mothers to self-determine how to best help their families leave poverty.

 

Why
Moms?


1 Woman

Impacts


5+ Children

This means the 13 moms in our co-op directly impact 70 children.

Why Moms?


1 Woman

Impacts


5+ Children
This means the 13 moms in our co-op directly impact 70 children.

90%

Women reinvest 90% of their income back into their families (Girl Effect, 2009). Investing in women is key to fighting child homelessness.

90%

Women reinvest 90% of their income back into their families (Girl Effect, 2009). Investing in women is key to fighting child homelessness.