Producer of the month: Cards from Africa
Each maker has their own challenging story to tell. Like Francoise, who was orphaned at the age of 4, losing her parents to illness. Some were abandoned or ran away from difficult home situations. Jeane lives alone while others have siblings and other relatives to support. Few completed their education through lack of money and the need to work, but girls such as Clemence were lucky enough to do so, and she is now saving to go to college. Sadly, there are many cardmakers like CK and Jean Marie who witnessed the brutal killing of many family members during the 1994 genocide. They spent years afterwards fleeing the situation, with no
For all these young people, Cards From Africa has become their family, giving them hope and the chance of an independent future, with money for housing, food and savings. After eight years, Florence is proud to be moving on and setting up her own business, fulfilling the company's hopes to provide a stepping-stone to that 'better life. Do take a look at the company website and read more about the stories behind the cards. Then check out the signatures on the cards and see who made them - it's a great story to share with our customers.