Social Impact Report 2009-2010

Published: January 2010

This document presents results from Indego Africa's 3rd annual social impact assessment. Each year, Indego Africa compiles developmental data on its artisan partners. Indego Africa (indegoafrica.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers socially and economically marginalized female artisans in Rwanda through market access and education.

Key Findings

  • In March 2008, only 3 out of 44 women earned $1 a day or more In March 2010, 27 out of 43 women earned $1 a day or more.
  • 27 out of 42 women now own a bank account -- a 253% increase in the number of women since 2008.
  • 18 out of 43 women now follow a budget for themselves or their families -- a 158% increase in the number of women since 2009.
  • In March 2010, 10 out of 43 households had access to running water -- a 411% increase since 2008.
  • 269% increase in the number of women who reported their housing situation as adequate.
  • In 2008, none of the women ate three meals a day In 2010, 21 out of 42 of the women ate three meals per day.
  • 254% increase in the number of women who responded that they never run out of food or money to purchase food.
  • 17% increase in the number of women who indicated they could read or speak in English since 2009.
  • 630% increase in the number of women who were satisfied with their overall quality of life.
  • 100% of the women feel the products they make are important to their culture.
  • 89% of the women in the cooperative own their own home.
  • 61% of the women in the cooperative still earn less than $1 per day.

Populations Women

Complementary Outcomes Education And Literacy, Food And Nutrition Security

Industries Manufacturing

Publishers Indego Africa

Geographic Focus Africa (Central)-Rwanda