|Donatille Dusenge, 38, Cocoki.|
Donatille Dusenge is 38 years old, married and has four young children. Donatille dreamt of becoming a nun but the genocide cut her dream short. After the genocide, Donatille returned to her home. “Both my parents had fled and only my great granddad was there so I couldn’t leave him alone.” Donatille moved to Kigali and sought a job with Cocoki upon moving to the unfamiliar city.
Today, Donatille explains how Cocoki’s partnership with Indego Africa “energizes,” her on a personal level. She finds “working with another women,” to be an overwhelmingly positive experience. In addition to emotional benefits, the partnership with Indego Africa has also had a tremendous financial impact on Donatille’s life:
“When Indego has an order…we get enough money to support our families. When we get money from the orders, we buy some things we normally can’t afford. I can’t buy clothes for my kids when I don’t have any orders. Normally I get a little money but when I get orders I get enough money at a time so I can buy things I can’t afford like paying rent.”
Indego Africa is proud to partner with Donatille and hopes to positively impact more artisan partners in the future!
Invest in Donatille and the women of Cocoki: www.indegoafrica.org/cocoki