SAME SKY ARTISAN: SOLINA
Solina has been a SAME SKY artisan since our 2008 inaugural project in Kigali, where she was trained in the craft of handmade jewelry.
Solina is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. After the war she was left homeless and begging for food on the street. But then in 2008, SAME SKY recruited and provided Solina with employment for a sustainable income –one that is substantially more than the average Sub Saharan wage. Solina now has a home, what she calls “peace of mind” about the future, and is able to support her family of four. Solina’s immunity has also improved since she began crocheting bracelets.
Our recent updates from Solina indicate that she has purchased a small piece of land where she grows her own vegetables, and has also purchased a cow that she can bare her own milk from. Solina is saving up to buy her own home.
Solina’s Message for you: “I’m happy to be writing to let you know how I’m doing. When I’m gone they [my children] will have a house… they’ll have something… because I won’t be here for long. I thank all the clients that buy the bracelets. I also thank them for keeping us close at heart as they write to us. This makes me very happy.”
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