In The Press
Design Indaba: Kigali's Isano Weavers is one of Rwanda's Many Skilled Cooperatives
The Isano weavers is a cooperative of skilled weavers based in Kigali, Rwanda. All of its members are in some way affected by HIV/AIDS.
Indego Africa: Introducing Isano - Loomed with Love
We are so excited about the launch of our spring scarf collection - not only because we love the color & feel of these woven beauties, but also because we are deeply inspired by the story behind them.
This collection was made by ISANO – a cooperative of 12 talented young people in Rwanda, all of whom are affected in some way by HIV/AIDS. The group was started in 2013 by Rwandan-born teenager, Celine Mudahakana, who was at the time a high school student living in the U.S. In the summer of 2012, Celine returned to Rwanda to volunteer with CHABHA (Children Affected By HIV/AIDS), a nonprofit that partners with community-based organizations in Rwanda and Burundi to support young people affected by AIDS and poverty.
Warrior Thoughts: A Positive Mindset Makes Dreams Happen
At 19 years, Celine Mudahakana is a Board Member of CHABHA (Children Affected by HIV/AIDS) a community-based organisation that helps young children that are affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.
She is an incredible young Rwandan woman who just finished her first year of college studying Sociology at a university in Massachusetts and lives in Philadelphia. She is also a finalist at the 2014 Impact Weavers Award, project initiator and her weaving project proposal was accepted by the Clinton Global Initiative.