1,000 women train in basket weaving

A group of 1000 women from Kigali City, under the  auspices of Agaseke Project, have began a three-month training in how to weave baskets and venture into incoming generating activities.
Basket weaving has boosted the income of women. (File Photo)
Basket weaving has boosted the income of women. (File Photo)

A group of 1000 women from Kigali City, under the  auspices of Agaseke Project, have began a three-month training in how to weave baskets and venture into incoming generating activities.

The training, organized by the Kigali City Council (KCC) is funded by the UN Family in Rwanda.

The city Vice Mayor in charge of economic affairs, Alphonse Nzeyimana, who officially opened the training at Nyamirambo Regional Stadium challenged the women to fully exploit the opportunity as a way of improving their lives.

Nzeyimana, urged the women to work hard during the training, and share their skills with their colleagues who did not get the opportunity to attend the training.

“I advise not to take this training for granted because this is one opportunity for you to become investors of this nation,” he said.

Nzeyimana pledged KCC’s support in their endeavours.

Pipien Hakizabera, the head of Trade and Manufacturing at Rwanda Development Board (RDB) assured the women of the market for baskets. He advised them to be market driven in their projects, so that they can cater for potential clients from both Rwanda and abroad.

Hakizabera emphasized the need for quality, if their products are to compete favorably on the international market.

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