Several years ago, the local parish of the Catholic church chose these four young people, among others, for a year-long training program for vulnerable youth. When the training was complete, some of the students decided to join together in an cooperative to try to turn their newly-learned skills into a profession. Members of the group have different specialties, including wood carving, tailoring, and weaving. Sixbert, Media, Eric, and Clementine's specialty is weaving in various forms and mediums. And it is their togetherness and their art that is leading them towards amizero- hope.
CPEFO Amizero means Hope Cooperative
The four young weavers of the group are all heads of their households.
The group members were trained in a year-long vocational education program run by the local Catholic Church.
CPEFO Amizero Cooperative works in Gisagara District.
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