Louise
41
Rwanda
Basket Weaver
Married
4 children

Louise My name is Louise and I am 41 years old and I currently live with my husband and our four children. My mother taught me to weave baskets when I was 22 years old. Before I started to weave, my family’s life was so difficult; we did not make enough money to satisfy our basic needs. After learning to weave, our lives have drastically changed. The money I receive from selling my baskets to All Across Africa is helping to resolve our family’s worries about our expenses. We can now pay for health insurance, pay the school fees for my children, and I have even opened a bank account, which allows me to save a little money each month. My dream is to build a big house for my family and continue to take care to my children by supporting them in their studies.