Solina is a survivor. The 1994 Rwandan Genocide left her homeless and forced to beg for food. In 2008, Same Sky recruited her 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 health and immunity have also drastically improved.

Since working at Same Sky, Solina has purchased a small piece of land where she grows her own vegetables, a cow that provides her family with milk, and she is currently saving up to buy her own home.

Solina’s message to customers:

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.