These women from the Nyamagabe area of Rwanda joined self-help groups in October 2016. These portraits, taken in September 2017, are part of a project documenting the transformations in their lives.

Each woman was asked to bring an item that symbolised her dreams for the future.

Nyamagabe Portraits

© 2018 by Geoff Bartlett


Ancille is 73. She is happy now to have the support of her self help group and feels less anxious for the future. Even at her age, she dreams of selling grass mats that she makes.