Indego Africa Project

Helps Rwandan women gain financial independence through economic and educational empowerment. Ensures women artisans earn fair-trade income and gain skills needed to grow their businesses.

BlockPrintingIn 1994, Rwanda was ravaged by a brutal genocide. When the violence ended, 70 percent of the remaining population was female. The women were left to pick up the pieces.

The new Rwandan government encouraged women to form artisan cooperatives to produce products and support their families. Despite their remarkable talents, the women did not have the educational background to run their businesses, and there were no markets to sell their goods.

Indego Africa Project was founded in 2007 to partner with women artisans across Rwanda to help them earn sustainable, fair-trade income by bringing their beautifully handmade products to the international market. Today, Indego Africa products are sold to boutiques worldwide and independent designers and brands.

Profits from sales are pooled with grants and donations to fund business education for the artisan women. These programs are designed to help women learn the skills needed to grow their own businesses and ultimately to build better lives for their families.

In 2014, Indego Africa launched a groundbreaking six-month advanced business training program to help artisans expand on their successes. This program will build the next generation of powerful female businesswomen, entrepreneurs, and leaders in Rwanda.

Indego Africa’s combination of income-earning opportunities and education provides women with the tools and support they need to reclaim their own futures and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty while driving change and development in their communities.

Contact Information

Indego Africa
51 W. 52nd St.
Suite 2300
New York, NY 10019 USA
T: 212-506-3697

Financial Information

Indego Africa Project is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Banner photo: Indego Africa partners with women artisans in Rwanda to ensure their products reach international markets and they receive fair-trade income.
Photo left: Indego Africa’s combination of income-earning opportunities and education provides women with the tools and support they need to succeed.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We have volunteer groups in cities across the United States called Regional Boards. These passionate and dynamic individuals help to generate support for Indego Africa in their communities. Regional Boards currently exist in Boston, Chicago, D.C., Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.


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To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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