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.