Mar 19, 2020
Diana Wiley is the founder and executive director for Handspun Hope in Musanze, Rwanda. Beginning with the employment of 10 widows in 2008, the organization now employs 123 at-risk women and a total of 152 employees in Rwanda.
Prior to starting the organization Diana worked for Pitney Bowes, Inc. for 9 years, as a Regional Finance Manager. In her last 3 years with Pitney Bowes, Diana led the company twice as the top producer. Although her background is in corporate sales, she also previously ran her own design firm. In 2007 Diana left her success in the corporate world and founded Handspun Hope.
In this episode, Jenny and Diana not only talk about the journey from corporate America to building a non-profit full of hope in rural Rwanda, but they also talk about the hard experiences. It is a conversation filled with hope and restoration as we are reminded that tragedies in our life can be used for good. God wants to use every part of our story and Diana exemplifies beautiful trust in the Lord of stepping out, sharing her story and then allowing that to overflow to thousands of lives.