Supporting #path2peace for my birthday
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FULL DISCLOSURE: Macy’s and the Path to Peace program is a client. It happens to also be a movement I truly believe in.
All I want for my birthday today is for people to celebrate the Macy’s #Path2Peace movement.
Also, thanks go to Jessica Randazza (@jessicarandazza) for making this possible. Love the shirt!
About Path to Peace
In 1994, Rwanda was torn apart by a brutal and swift genocide. In roughly 100 days, close to one million Rwandan citizens were murdered. In the aftermath, the population of this small African nation was nearly 70% women. Faced with an uncertain future, these women turned to their past and reclaimed their unique heritage of weaving. Drawing strength from this common history and ancient art form, brave women from both sites of the conflict organized groups of weavers, in an effort to rebuild their communities and their lives…together. Rwanda Path to Peace was founded in July 2005. In less than two years the project has achieved unparalleled success in bringing economic security to the women of Rwanda. Just two years after its first collection, the Path to Peace project is larger than ever, employing more than 2500 weavers and impacting tens of thousands of lives. Each basket in the collection is inspired by a traditional Rwandan design and entirely handmade by weavers using a centuries-old technique. Baskets woven by the women, exported to the US and sold exclusively at macys.com/rwanda, are the number one export out of Rwanda under the African Growth an Opportunity Act. Focused on trade, not aid, the Rwanda Path to Peace project puts the power of opportunity into the hands of the women of Rwanda, providing not only income but the chance to take an active role in the shaping of their future.