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17: Rwandan women rebuilding their lives -- brick by brick Follow the Data Podcast

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The Women’s Opportunity Center in Kayonza, Rwanda is constructed of over 500,000 hand-pressed bricks made by local women. The center’s director, Joy Rwamwenge describes how she feels walking through the doors every day: “I arrive knowing that the tile on the floor of the center comes from Congo, and the bricks in the wall of the center come from the women in Rwanda -- building peace at the same time while building a building.”

Listen to the conversation between Verna Eggleston, who leads Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Women’s Economic Development program, and Joy. This episode marks a special milestone: Bloomberg Philanthropies 10th anniversary of partnership with Women for Women International. We also hear from Laurie Adams, the President and CEO of Women for Women -- she tells listeners how to get involved with the organization.

The Women’s Opportunity Center in Kayonza, Rwanda is constructed of over 500,000 hand-pressed bricks made by local women. The center’s director, Joy Rwamwenge describes how she feels walking through the doors every day: “I arrive knowing that the tile on the floor of the center comes from Congo, and the bricks in the wall of the center come from the women in Rwanda -- building peace at the same time while building a building.”

Listen to the conversation between Verna Eggleston, who leads Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Women’s Economic Development program, and Joy. This episode marks a special milestone: Bloomberg Philanthropies 10th anniversary of partnership with Women for Women International. We also hear from Laurie Adams, the President and CEO of Women for Women -- she tells listeners how to get involved with the organization.

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