Meet expert weaver Pascasie. She found herself caring for twelve children orphaned by genocide, suspecting that her own family had been killed. She turned to two things that had always provided for her – God and weaving.
Pascasie now leads the artisans of the Agaseke k’Amahoro Cooperative to weave Teardrop Baskets and Traditional Grass Peace Baskets in rural Rwanda. The cooperative, born from the turmoil of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, is comprised of neighbors from both sides of the conflict, working together for peace and reconciliation.
Their vision is to promote peace within and outside their group as they practice their art for their livelihood. Thereafter, on your tours in Rwanda that combine wildlife, primates and culture you can experience this at Azizi Life center in Muhanga, Rwanda.
Continue reading Pascasie’s story of survival and forgiveness on the Azizi Life blog! Gift an Agaseke k’Amahoro basket as a symbol of peace, or place one in your home to honor Pascasie and her community’s journey to wholeness.