Vestine
39
Basket Weaver
Rwanda

My name is Vestine. I am 39 years old. I am married with 5 children, and all of them are in secondary school. I began weaving 9 years ago. I have a husband who works as a tailor. Before I began weaving life was hard because every day was a struggle to get food for my children.
I learned how to weave from my mother. After I started producing baskets my life and nutrition improved from the income I received. I can now pay the school fees of my children and buy their clothes. I also receive a loan from our cooperative for buying land and some livestock. I am able to save some money for preparing the future of my family. My dream is to save money so that in the future I might build a big house and pay for the education of my children.
With weaving my life changed and I thank our customers because with their support I am able to fulfill my responsibilities in my family and help some of my relatives.