Theodette
35
Rwanda
Basket Weaver
Widowed

I am 35 years old and a widow. I have many children that I am caring for on my own. Today I am a farmer, a cattle keeper and now a weaver. When my husband was still alive, I just took care of the family farm and the cattle. But after my husband was killed, I learned to weave baskets. These baskets help me to provide for my family and also help to fight my great loneliness by working closely with other women. I’ve learned to be a good weaver and the money I get from selling my baskets now allows me to help solve many of my family’s financial problems.