Sunday, August 28, 2005



Cari, Maureen and Peter traveled to the AVEGA center at Rwamagana, 40 minutes east of Kigali. AVEGA is an organization that works with widows of the 1994 genocide. The mayor was there to welcome us before we began our meeting with six of the twenty-five knitters who work out of this center. This industrious group used the manual knitting machines provided by CARON International to produce 400 sweaters that they sold to local schools and NGO's.
Photo © Peter Lien 2005

Cari - I'm struck by how bright and cheerful the surroundings are. Everything appears to be conducive for knitting and creating something of value. Bravo to all.
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