Our Story

Thousands of Rwandan women are trapped in survival sex work because of generational poverty. They can’t read or write, and without education, their work opportunities are limited. Women sell their bodies to feed their children because they have no other way to earn money, which makes them feel hopeless.

At DuHope we believe women shouldn’t have to sell their bodies to feed their families. That’s why we’ve developed a pathway for women to leave sex work.

Here’s how we do it:

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.

So shop or give today, so you can end generational poverty for Rwandan women and instead help them leave survival sex work and provide for their families with dignity.