HOPE IGNITES LIFE
Welcome to Women's Initiative International, where impoverished women around the world are given the opportunity to train in trade, build confidence, and earn a fair wage selling beautiful Artisan products. Browse our collection and shop with purpose to help empower women worldwide. We are a registered 501(c)(3) in the United States, and all donations are tax deductible.
Nyabisindu Area - Kigali, Rwanda
SHOP WITH PURPOSE
100% of our sales are paid back to the women in our program for their personal income, material, and business needs. They earn a fair wage for their hard work creating our beautiful products.
We use all locally found bone, fibers, and materials, as well as all-natural vegetable dyes. Our jewelry is predominantly repurposed brass from vintage padlocks.
Each item created by our Artisans is scrupulously inspected for superior quality. We stand behind all of our products with a satisfaction guarantee.
What is Women's Initiative International?
WII is a US based nonprofit organization created to build women up in order to help them unlock their potential. In doing so, they are able to learn new and exciting skills while providing for their families.
WII works to identify women who are working long hours or multiple jobs, yet are still unable to overcome the vicious cycle of poverty. Many are single mothers with many mouths to feed.
WII nurtures a woman by providing a loving faith community to walk alongside her in her journey. We provide health insurance to make sure her physical needs are also met.
WII provides instruction in formal trades such as product design, tailoring and weaving, led by a national-award-winning designer. Additionally, we offer financial counseling and entrepreneurship training.
WII employs women for a steady, fair salary once skills are mastered in the creation of beautiful artisanal products that are collaboratively designed for the US marketplace.
WII is proud to retail top-quality handmade products on our online boutique Hope Ignites Life. All proceeds are given back to the artisans for income and business expenses.
GET IN TOUCH
Have a question about our products? Want to learn more about our program and how you can get involved? Want to host a trunk show? Reach out, we’d love to hear from you.
Made with Love
Here at Women's Initiative, we stand by our superior product quality and guarantee that you will be satisfied with your purchase. Because our products are handmade, hand-dyed and hand-woven, each product will vary slightly from the product pictured. We sincerely appreciate your support of the women in our program who have worked hard to learn and master a new trade to better their lives!
We value your privacy and do not sell your personal information to third parties.