Gloria (on the right) is an entrepreneur in her early 20s. She created her own business (Glo Creations, glocreations.net) designing and manufacturing batik cloth. She now employs many people and is proud that she can bring jobs and income to her community. She supplied some of the cloth used to make baby booties. Always concerned to give back, Gloria now sponsors two impoverished children to attend school. One child has done so well that she pays extra money to send him to private school.
Both Gloria and Emilienne have been mentored by yet another nonprofit -- the Peace Through Business Program of the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women, based in Oklahoma City. They came to Dallas for training, bringing a completed order of baby booties with them. Both women praised and thanked IEEW for the training they have received. They also praised the government of Rwanda -- and even the police! -- for protecting women, promoting women in government, and encouraging female enterprise. See their story in the video above.