SAIDA UMURERWA fled with her family that live in a Rwanda village during the devastating 1994 genocide. They walked for days until we finally made it to the border of Tanzania. For 17 long years, they lived in UN refugee camps first in Tanzania, then Burundi.
“The experiences I had in the camps taught me the importance of connecting and working with new communities. In the camps, I learn to speak new languages, to make necklaces and bracelets from seed beads, pearls and glass beads.
Space2b offers me an opportunity to sell my jewellery and be part of of the Australian designer community. I dream that my sister and I will have a shop of our own one day where we can sell all our jewellery”.