Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: September 9, 2013, 10:04 PM
Indego Africa ("IA") is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise that partners with cooperatives of women artisans in Rwanda. IA exports and sells their handmade jewelery, fashion accessories, and home décor products on its e-commerce site (shop.indegoafrica.org), to boutiques and stores worldwide, and through design collaborations with major brands (including Anthropologie, DANNIJO, J.Crew, Madewell, Nicole Miller, and Jonathan Adler). IA then pools 100% of its profits from product sales with grants and donations to run job skills training programs for its artisans partners in business management, literacy, technology and health – all of which are taught by Rwanda's top university students. IA's job skills training programs provide its artisan partners with a strong educational base to more effectively manage and operate their own artisan enterprises over the long-term and without IA's assistance.