Based on the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda, Good Paper / Cards from Africa seeks to break the cycle of poverty for orphaned young people by providing stable employment, fair wages, and job training – all with the goal of teaching them the skills to one day start their own business making high-quality, authentic handmade greeting cards.
The card-makers are all young people who lead their families, because they have lost their parents to the 1994 genocide, HIV/AIDS, or other illnesses. They were left to care for their siblings and young cousins while in need of a parent or guardian for themselves. Cards from Africa teaches them entrepreneurial, management and practical business skills. By unleashing creativity, teaching valuable skills, and fostering self-worth, CfA hopes to develop workers who will be able to access the international market themselves and contribute to a better quality of life for all Rwandans.
To learn more about their work in Principle 7 and all the Principles, visit GoodPaper.com