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October 6, 2010

Sara Groves: How to Support Rwanda's Artists

Singer/songwriter points fans to Azizi Life, great place to do your Christmas shopping!


When I went to Rwanda in March 2009 with Sara Groves and a team from Food for the Hungry, we met a number of local artisans who created beautiful handiwork -- baskets, bowls, bags, jewelry, and more. But without much of a market, these talented artists didn't have many outlets for selling their work. Until now.

FH's Tom MacGregor and Christi Whitekettle have worked closely with these artists for a few years to build their business, and just recently they launched the AziziLife.com website, where you too can buy these fantastic crafts and support Rwandans while you're at it. (And yes, the term "starving artist" can be quite real over there.)

Groves recently blogged about Azizi Life here and here. She will be selling some of the products on her Christmas tour, but you can also buy the Azizi Life products right here. They even have Christmas ornaments and hand-carved Nativity scenes.