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New Partnership Empowers Women-led Artisan Communities in Rwanda

Gahaya Links, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation's COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, has provided 40,000 vulnerable families in their artisan network with face masks, which will help them prevent the spread of COVID-19 while enabling them to safely engage in income generating activity. The face masks were produced by 1,406 tailors, mostly women, providing economic opportunity to the artisan community which has been severely affected by the lockdown measures initiated mid-March in Rwanda countrywide. Read more

Gahaya Links, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, provided 40,000 vulnerable families in their artisan network with face masks. The face masks were produced by 1,406 tailors, mostly women, providing economic opportunity to the artisan community which has been severely affected by the lockdown measures.

Le port de masques protecteurs en public, le lavage fréquent des mains avec du savon et la pratique de la distanciation sociale sont tous de nouveaux comportements et nécessiteront l'éducation et la sensibilisation des masses pour assurer notre santé et notre sécurité. Depuis avril, tous les citoyens rwandais étaient tenus d'adopter ces nouvelles habitudes d'hygiène essentielles, et Gahaya Links a produit une vidéo de formation à utiliser au niveau du district local pour éduquer le public ...

Through the partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, Gahaya Links has worked with its vast network of women cooperatives to protect its members against the health risks of the pandemic. To date, all 480,000 masks have been distributed and as lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted, these families now have the tools to resume work safely and in compliance with public health guidelines.

To date, all 480,000 masks have been distributed by Gahaya Links through its partnership with Masterrcard Foundation, and as lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted, these families now have the tools to resume work safely and in compliance with public health guidelines.

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