Social Impact Report 2013

Published: December 2012

This document presens results from Indego Africa's 5th 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 2012, 50% of women held leadership positions in their workplace or community.
  • In 2012 90% of women had a bank account compared to 46% in 2009.
  • In 2012 62% of women participated in a business outside their cooperative.
  • In 2012 93% of women who did not participate in a business out their cooperative aspire to start one.
  • In 2012, 39% of women reported that they now have the knowledge, skills and experience to run a business.
  • In 2012, 96% of women felt that they couldmanage money well enough to run their own business.
  • In 2012 76% of women earned more than $1 per day, compared to 30% in 2009.
  • 86% of women reported an increase in income since partnering with Indego Africa.
  • Access to stead income and education for our artisan partners drives forward rapid, sweeping improvements in their standard of living.
  • 88% of women reported that they ate 2 or more meals per day.
  • 81% of women reported that they earned enough to pay for health insurance.
  • 70% of women reported that they earned enough to afford clothing.
  • In 2012 74% of our artisan partners' families never ran out of food, compared to 8% in 2009.
  • In 2012 74% of our artisan partners' school aged children always attended school, compared to 38% in 2009.

Populations Women

Complementary Outcomes Education And Literacy, Food And Nutrition Security

Industries Manufacturing

Publishers Indego Africa

Geographic Focus Africa (Central) / Rwanda