Alphonse Nzeyimana

Weaving is a part of the culture in Rwanda, and I saw it as an opportunity to develop my life, even as a male. Although society might not associate males with weaving, I am not embarrassed because I am providing for my wife and child instead of sitting around without work. I think others are starting to see how weaving has benefited my livelihood and they are no longer looking down on me. I have the courage to take risks and try new things if it means creating a better life for my family. When other men see how weaving has changed my life, I believe that they can learn to respect weaving as a profession for everyone.