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Ejo Hazaza is a beading cooperative located 10 km outside of Kigali. Formed in 2005, the cooperative now includes 29 women, all of whom came from refugee camps and are HIV+. "Ejo Hazaza" translates to "Beads of Tomorrow," and alludes to the artisan's hope for a better future.
Indego Africa first partnered with Ejo Hazaza in the summer of 2012. Prior to partnering with Indego Africa, the women of Ejo Hazaza made less than $1 per day and rarely received orders for their beautiful hand-beaded products.
Following months of diligent training, sampling, and daily visits to Ejo Hazaza's work space, Indego Africa staff introduced Ejo Hazaza to a jewelry designer in the US.