DuHope: The Circle Breakers
The DuHope logo was designed with purpose and meaning. The circle demonstrates the life transformation journey the Artisans are on once they arrive at DuHope. The lines don’t line up to make a perfect circle. Sometimes the journey goes up and sometimes down. The beginning line starts black and then the influence of the turquoise demonstrates the impact of DuHope. But on each loop around, there is a color transition back to the original color. When a journey is started, it is not without its starts and stops. Life transformation is not a clean line that once it’s started, you are on a straight path; it’s messy.
At DuHope, we have always said that we walk alongside these women as they are leaving survival sex work. There is a pathway DuHope has developed after working six years with our first cohort.
1. We find Rwandan women trapped in survival sex work and build trust with them to join the DuHope program.
2. The women receive counseling and support to help them heal from their trauma.
3. As they learn to read, write, and count, the women become artisans and make jewelry to provide for their families.