through our on purpose collection, we build suppliers that help transform communities by employing and empowering its primary agents of change: women.
we’ve started in masoro, rwanda, where each piece of on purpose
is made by abahizi rwanda, an employee-owned handbag
manufacturing facility that we helped local artisans establish in 2014.
today, abahizi rwanda employs over 200 women full time who
receive competitive salaries and benefits like three weeks paid
vacation, paid maternity leave, sick days, health care and classes
in an array of life skills.
it’s smart business with a strong social mission. with on purpose,
we’ve renounced the more common per-product donation
approach in favor of integrating abahizi rwanda into our normal
supply chain. we’ve been helping them find their niche in the
global marketplace so they can take on more clients and grow
their business. as their business grows, more women are
empowered and the local community is positively impacted.
their client list is set to expand in 2019.
we believe that when women are financially and personally empowered, they’re uniquely positioned to transform their community. take an in-depth look at how we measure it, and the amazing things the women of masoro are making happen.
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