Social Impact Report 2011

Published: December 2010

This document presents results from Indego Africa's 4th annual social impact assessment. Each year, Indego Africa compiles developmental data on its artisan partners. Indego Africa ( is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers socially and economically marginalized female artisans in Rwanda through market access and education.

Key Findings

  • In 2011, 9% of the women in Imirasiri reported having running water in their home.
  • As a result of Indego Africa's programs, artisan partners' income has grown substantially since 2008.
  • Ability to manage money was 5% in 2009 and 70% in 2011.
  • Ability to keep records was 3% in 2009 and 53% in 2011.
  • In 2008 0% of Artisan Partners in Cocoki could speak English. In 2011 61% of women had learned to speak English.
  • In 2008 18% of women sent none of their children to school, by 2011 that percentage dropped to just 3%.
  • In 2008 40% of women were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their health and well-being in the workplace. That number increased to 100% in 2011.
  • Women who reported their families never run out of food 2008: 5%, 2011: 65%.
  • In 2011, 85% of the women in Cocoki were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their quality of life, compared to 6% in 2008.
  • By 2011, 62% of the women in Twiyubake report never running out of food, compared to 27% in 2010.
  • In 2011, 66% of the women in Abasangiye reported earning less than $1 per day.
  • In 2011, 45% of the women in the baseline survey of IKU reported that their income did not cover their basic needs.

Populations Women

Complementary Outcomes Education And Literacy, Food And Nutrition Security

Industries Manufacturing

Publishers Indego Africa

Geographic Focus Africa (Central) / Rwanda