Rwanda is located in central Africa just east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is also bordered by Tanzania, Burundi and Uganda. In recent years, Rwanda has suffered through civil war, ruthless genocide, and extreme corruption. Although they are now experiencing recovery, this has led to political unrest and limited economic opportunity for artisans. Serrv works in Rwanda to ensure economic opportunity and equal rights for women artisans struggling to survive in rural areas.
Jyambere Mutegarugori is a group of over 90 women located in an area of Rwanda gravely affected by the genocide of 1994. Many of the women involved with Jyambere are widows and the sole income earners in their households. Having a place to come together, support each other, and provide for their families has made a valuable impact on their lives.
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