Serving the local population since 1978
ADRA worked in Rwanda before and during the genocide, and we continue to implement programs to develop the nation and its citizens. These include: education, health, economic empowerment, food security, and disaster relief. ADRA Rwanda employs 182 staff to ensure success in all of our programs across the nation.Como colaborar
Capacity Statement OverviewIn the process of recovery and healing, Rwanda is looking to the children of genocide survivors and perpetrators. These young adults are recognized as the future of development, and are being trained accordingly. The Action for Social Change is a program implemented with the help of ADRA Rwanda to support and strengthen locally rooted civil society, especially in rural communities that lack infrastructure and education. Many of the youth within these communities have formed groups to address poverty and social change, and ADRA Rwanda is encouraging them with supplies and training to better assist their development. Examples include classes in goat rearing, sustainable farming, and organic produce, as well as peace and reconciliation and governance.
Our Capacity Statement further highlights the projects, programs, and people of ADRA Rwanda.
Country OverviewOver the past 20 years, Rwanda has risen from the ashes of genocide. The government has stabilized, and the economy has strengthened. However, socioeconomic problems still exist; 60 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, with arable land decreasing. Because there is only one doctor for every 18,000 people, treatable infections like tuberculosis, malaria, and diarrhea destroy countless lives.