Ibaba : embroidery made in Rwanda

Last week, I visited the Ibaba workshop in Rutongo and was totally amazed. I placed a customized order few weeks ago for a friend of mine who is expecting her first baby and I decided to go to the workshop to take my order instead of waiting in Kigali. I already knew their products but seeing the ladies behind the wonderful embroideries was so great.

Ibaba Rwanda is a social enterprise empowering women with a beautiful story. During the seventies, in Rutongo, Belgian nuns started to teach embroidery to help young women from the village . After the training, they could start working in the workshop earning a salary and adding an income for their families. This great initiative represented for many years a great source of empowerment for women of Rutongo . The women of Rutongo had an incredible expertise in embroidery and they were known beyond Rwanda’s borders. Having an embroidered piece from them was a must.

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Staycation at Park Inn by Radisson in Kigali

During the last two years, few new international hotels opened in Kigali. Park Inn by Radisson is one of them. Of course, people are generally more focusing on Radisson Blu linked to the Convention Center, but the little brother Park inn should not be ignored. With cheaper rate, it could be your next staycation option !

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Affordable Bed&Breakfast in Kigali : Inside Afrika boutique hotel

Rwanda, and its capital Kigali, are known as an expensive destination, but affordable and budget friendly hotels exist. Inside Afrika is one of them.

Located in Kiyovu, a residential neighbourhood in Kigali, this hotel is a secret gem with nice rooms, good breakfast , a swimming pool and a beautiful view of the city. They do not offer bar or restaurant services, but Kiyovu is a lively neighborhood wth several restaurants and bars.

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