The Story Of Indego Africa
This video was shot and produced by Davin Hutchins’ social change video platform Nomadsland.
“Indego Africa extends to Nomadsland our deepest and most sincere thank you for this video. We believe strongly in their innovative mission of joining forces with social entrepreneurs and nonprofits to curate, create and distribute visual media that tells inspiring stories in the age of Web 3.0. Nomadsland is also leading the field in affordable production, great storytelling, and cutting-edge cinematography.”
WHAT IS INDEGO AFRICA?
Indego Africa is an award-winning, design-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise that lifts women-owned businesses in Rwanda toward sustainable economic independence through access to markets and education.
Indego Africa partners with for-profit cooperatives of more than 400 women artisans in Rwanda and exports, markets, and sells their jewelry, accessories, and home decor (a) on its online store, (b) to more than 80 retail stores across the U.S. and Europe, and (c) at major brands like J.Crew and Nicole Miller through cutting-edge design collaborations. Indego Africa then pools its profits from sales with donations to fund training programs – developed internally from the ground up – for the same women in management and entrepreneurship, literacy, technology, and health.
Indego Africa hires top Rwandan university students from socially-vulnerable backgrounds to administer its training programs.Indego Africa has offices in New York City and Rwanda and is managed by a lean and diverse team with extensive experience in development, business, design, law, commerce, fashion, and Africa.Indego Africa is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation and the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.