Coasters from Rwanda: Set of 4

by: Azizi Life

Category: Coasters

Hand-Woven from Natural Sisal Fibers

Woven in the style of traditional peace baskets, these coasters make a subtle and lovely statement for fair trade right on your coffee table. Artisans craft our coasters from locally-grown sisal fibers. The tea color is achieved when the weavers steep sisal fibers in Rwandan tea leaves! Pair a set of coasters with matching napkin rings for a lovely hostess gift. Pick up your fair trade coaster set today!

The Story Behind the Product: The Kundagaseke Cooperative

The 17 women of Kundagaseke “Basket Lovers” Association have dedicated themselves to getting out of poverty: rising above the conditions they used to live in. In addition to farming, the artisans spend their days weaving baskets, coasters, earrings, and bracelets to make enough money to support themselves and their families. They work patiently and diligently, a single product taking a full day to create. The members of Kundagaseke use their weaving time to discuss unity, culture, and reconciliation. The women of Kundagaseke are seeing their hard work pay off. They have been able to cover their basic necessities, like clothing, shoes, soap, and health insurance, and several have been able to purchase cell phones and invest in land and domestic animals as well.

"Our purpose is to fight against poverty and to develop ourselves." -The Kundagaseke Cooperative. 

Product Details

Dimensions and Qualities
  • Dimensions: 3.5" diameter
  • Comes in set of 4
  • Care: wipe with damp cloth
Origins and Guarantee
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Created by artisans via Azizi Life
  • Ships from the U.S.
  • 100% money back guarantee, for up to 90 days

Fair Trade Product Features

Made from all locally-sourced, hand-extracted sisal fibers.

All natural, renewable resources used in created these coasters.

Supports a cooperative of female weavers who are rising out of extreme poverty situations. 

Creates opportunity for female empowerment and job creation in Rwanda.

Allows dignity to return in the lives of those who were previously unable to provide for their families.

Part of the Jesus' Economy shopping model, benefiting developing world communities.

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