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NY baskets helping women in Rwanda

October 22, 2008 4:05:10 PM PDT
There's a way to do some shopping, and help support women a world away. It's easier than you might think.

There's baskets that represent so much more than days of craftsmanship, they represent the ability of people to overcome devastation.

Anet Nkubana is from Rwanda where following the genocide, she organized women into a weaving cooperative called Gahaya Links and their baskets are being sold in of all places, Macy's.

Macy's has carried the line for several years and has attracted many shoppers.

There are now 4,000 women weaving. This week one of the women was recognized by the hunger project, and awarded $100,000.

For more information on the baskets, go to, www.Macys.com/betterworld, or the hunger project at www.thp.org.

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