SAME SKY ARTISAN: JACQUELINE
Jacqueline is a courageous 1994 Rwandan Genocide survivor that now works full-time for SAME SKY crocheting handmade jewelry.
During the Genocide, Jacqueline contracted HIV/AIDS. She bore five children out of rape. She had to take care of the children with her mentally and physically disabled husband. In 2008, Jacqueline started working with SAME SKY, and in less than a year her white blood cell count nearly doubled. She started to buy food for her family, and was able to send all five of them to school. She told SAME SKY, “As a mother I am very very proud that all my five children go to school… I know they will be someone one day—each one them.”
Jacqueline opened her first bank account, and was able to get a loan to buy livestock. She continues to take her medication, and her white blood cells have increased dramatically.
Message to SAME SKY customers: “If I met a SAME SKY woman or man I would thank them in our Rwandan way—I would hug them. I thank them for restoring my dignity and pride as a mother. I thank you for restoring my dignity and pride as a mother with five children going to school and empowering me through SAME SKY. We pray for you everyday that you continue to buy and God will bless you so that I can continue to make handmade jewelry.”
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