We are happy to see you… about 25 women of the Music, Dance and Drama group are greeting a group of visitors from Germany who have come to stay at Rukararwe for ten days. The Music, Dance and Drama is a possibility for women to get together, make new friends, express themselves through dancing,be creative, perform as a group and in the meantime preserve their traditional dances.
Crafts against Poverty
Crafts Against Poverty is a project of the Ugandan NGO RPWRD (Rukararwe Partnership Workshop for Rural Development). The Idea is to identify women who are producing different crafts to earn an income and to achieve several skills such as working in a group, running a business and communication. Another project aim is to help them learn more about their environment, recycling, their community, intercultural issues, independence and sustainability.
The CAP-Project started as a joint venture programme of the two ugandan NGO’s YSA (Youth Social Work Association) and RPWRD (Rukararwe Partnership Workshop of Rural Development).The idea was to establish several groups of women who were supposed to produce crafts to earn an income and to acquire different skills as mentioned above.
In September 2010 the initiators of CAP started the project with an information day at Rukararwe. All interested women in the area were welcome and by the end of the day 33 of them filled their entry forms to become members of the CAP-group.
During the years the CAP-Group kept increasing, by now more than 50 women belong to the group. The members of the group come regularly to Rukararwe to produce cream, to learn how to make crafts, to discuss and to try on their own ideas.
When the CAP-project started, the women learned how to use old papers like calendars and advertisements to produce beads for different types of jewellery such as Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings.
The quality improved a lot with time and today you can’t even realize that they are made out of paper. We also varnish them which makes them water resistant, shiny and durable.
There is a big variety of different forms and colors to be admired in our shop on Rukararwe grounds. Just come and pay us a visit or send us an email to order for your very own paper nacklace!
Also the Seeds of local plants can be used to make jewellery
We usually mix Seeds of local plants with small glass beads of different colours to get a variety of different necklaces and Bracelets.
The newest crafts we produce are bracelets made of small glass beads. They come in different sizes, colours and designs.
Skin Smoother - a mosquito repellent cream
The ingredients are natural oils of high quality that are good for your skin, such as avocado oil and coconut oil, as well as shea butter, bees wax, cocoa butter and citronella oil, which is not only a mosquito repellent, but also has a fantastic fresh scent and possesses activating and warming qualities both physically and mentally.
Why don’t you pay us a visit in our hut on Rukararwe Grounds?
We meet there every Friday and Tuesday afternoon and are always open to receive visitors and customers.
If you are interested in ordering some of our Crafts for your shop, please contact us.
Phone: +256 0700627227