Nyamirambo Women's Center

in Nyamirambo, Rwanda

This Rwandan NGO was by 18 women living in Nyamirambo, Kigali. Together they created a project which aimed to address gender-based violence, gender inequality and discrimination. They provide education and vocational training to women who do not have the means to pay for such training on their own, so that they can gain better opportunities for employment. The organization started using tourism as a way to employ & educate women in the community by including them in viilage tours, cooking classes, and weaving workshops.

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Why Lokal Recommends Nyamirambo Women's Center


Nonprofit started in 2007| Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

​NWC is partly sustained by income generated though the tours they offer. Adhering to the principles of Responsible Community Based Tourism (CBT), these tours give tourists a uniquely personal insight into everyday life and local social culture. As a part of their CBT initiative, the Center offers basket weaving and traditional cooking workshops.

Community Connection

NWC offers free classes in literacy, English, basic computer skills, handicrafts and sewing, empowerment trainings on gender based violence and trainings on responsible community based tourism.

At the end of 2013 NWC launched the product line “Umutima,” which means “heart” in Kinyarwanda. With this project, NWC trains and employs women from the community to create a large variety of women’s accessories, children’s clothing, and home decor products. At the moment there are over 50 women employed by Umutima as seamstresses.
At the beginning of 2014 they also opened a small community library to support children's education.


NWC supports a growing network of women artisans through the Umutima Cooperative. Together, they craft unique products ranging from children’s clothes, women's accessories, and home decor. NWC also offers cooking classes featuring local culinary traditions. These programs help to connect travelers to local culture and ensure that the traditions and creativity of the Nyamirambo community continue to thrive.


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