â€œWe are very proud of the work that Janet Nkubana has done on such a global scale. We are also very grateful to Macy's for their dedication and commitment to this very important cause,â€ said Dr. Gwendolyn Lee, President of The Links, Inc.
Nkubana was awarded with the 2008 Laureate for the Africa Prize for leadership for the sustainable end of hunger for her work with the Rwandan Peace Basket Weavers. Nkubana's prize is worth $100,000. At the event, Nkubana described her work while demonstrating weaving and sign baskets which are giving hope to women throughout Africa and empowering their communities.
Left to right - Willa Shalit, Founder and CEO, Fair Winds Trading, Inc.; Dr.Gwendolyn Lee, National President; Janet Nkubana, Founder and President, Gahaya Links; Alma Dodd, National Program Coordinator. Courtesy PhotoThe Links, Inc. is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 270 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.