July 3, 2012

Indego Africa

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Last week a friend and I attended a fundraising event to support Indego Africa.  Indego Africa is a non-profit social enterprise that is dedicated to helping the women-owned businesses in Rwanda gain access to for-profit companies in order to sell their hand-crafted merchandise.  These partner companies include J.Crew, Madewell, Anthropologie, Dannijo and many other major retailers.  Additionally, Indego Africa raises money from fundraising efforts, merchandise sales, and donations to provide their 400+ women artisans in Rwanda with the opportunity for further training and education in subjects such as management, literacy, technology, and health.  After attending the event, I felt very passionate about getting involved with the organization and will now be a member of the New York Regional Board.  I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful organization and hope to bring value and ideas to the committee.  If you are interested in learning more about Indego Africa, you can check out their website here.  You can also purchase the artists' amazing merchandise at their online store here.  I have included some pictures from last week's event, which raised $2,450 for Indego Africa!  xx

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