We love Constance

Hello friends!

 

Anna here.

 

Wow! Time has flown by! The ETL team only has two days left in Rwanda. So far, we have completed over 39 interviews with people of all backgrounds, providing us with a variety of perspectives on Rwandan women in agriculture.

 

A few months ago, Megan came across an inspiring story about a woman named Constance who used livestock as a peace-building tool after the tragic genocide. Many women were left without their husbands and were catalysts in the reconciliation process. Megan contacted Heifer International and talked to the author of the story, and eventually managed to set up a meeting with this incredible woman.

 

Today, Megan and the rest of the team had the opportunity to meet with Constance. We heard her story and had the opportunity to see the association she built up from the ground. There was a bank, bakery, and more. Kate Spade even employs women in the community to make designer bags. 

 

Constance’s success story illustrates the benefits that can arise from collaboration.

 

Sending our love from the beautiful hills of Rwanda. See you soon, Minnesota!