Claire Nyiramvhanda   

Claire Nyiramvhanda


Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by providing training, equipment and financial assistance to designers, sewers and artisans in order to help improve their businesses and create high quality products.       

Who is DODA?

DODA International Canada - Development Organization for Designers and Artisans, is a Canadian not-for-profit organization, established in 2014, whose main purpose is to provide training, equipment and support for vulnerable women in the areas of sewing and handicrafts production, as well as marketing and business development.

We are committed to improving professional skills through training programs and providing financial assistance to purchase equipment and supplies. DODA implements projects to assist with the development of sewing workshops and training centres in order to provide sustainable employment and alleviate poverty.





Doda International Rwanda, is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is owned and operated by a Board of Directors. Doda was established in 2015 and is a not-for-profit, social enterprise with a mandate to improve the skills and workshops of sewing cooperatives in Rwanda.

Our aim is to assist cooperatives, schools and professional sewers to improve their workshops, production and business skills by providing hands-on training and industrial equipment. Doda's trainers work with students to improve their technical skills and prepare them to work with cooperatives. We provide equipment on loan to cooperatives and schools to assist in the development of professional skills. Doda helps to better equip cooperatives in Rwanda to produce quality, uniform products. We facilitate training programs to train sewers to produce and market products that meet international standards.

Doda also produces a broad range of wholesale and retail products for both local and international clients such as: uniforms, home decor, men’s and women’s clothing, children’s clothing and a variety of bags and accessories.

Doda International Rwanda works closely with its sister organization, Doda International Canada, which is registered as a separate non-governmental organization in Canada.



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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
— Maya Angelou