Welcome to ITARA where each product is handcrafted by Rwandan artisan women and all proceeds go directly to supporting their families. 

ITARA means "light" in Kinyarwanda and our goal is to shine a path forward out of dependence and into a sustainable, confident, and bright future.

 

The Story of ITARA

ITARA's Artisans are based in a village in the northern sector of Kinyinya, Rwanda. This village was established by the Rwandan government for widows of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 where approximately one million citizens were killed.  Prior to ITARA, the women had no source of income and would go several days without food or housing for themselves and their families.  After spending over a year learning the trade of sewing, the artisans now have a path forward out of dependence and into a sustainable, confident, and bright future.

Each product is unique and hand crafted by manual powered sewing machines and personalized with an ITARA tag and the artisan's signature.  

100% of all proceeds go directly to the families of ITARA.

Meet the ITARA Artisans

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