The social impact of All Across Africa (AAA) is as deep as it is wide. With access to global markets, women artisans dramatically increase their incomes. In Rwanda, an artisan’s livelihood significantly improves the wellbeing of her family, and benefits spill over into her community and local economy.
The genius of AAA is found in its efforts to recruit, support, and create livelihoods for artisans in their own communities, which transforms them into catalysts for economic development within their communities. They become economic “dynamos” generating local community benefits and initiating broader economic change. The sustained social and economic impacts are pervasive.
Harris, Christina and Harada, Haley, "All Across Africa: Artisans as Regional Economic Drivers Report" (2017). Miller Center Fellowship. 87.