Our Work

Survivors Fund (SURF) is rebuilding the lives of survivors of the Rwandan genocide. All our work is informed and underpinned by four guiding principles. SURF is:

  • Committed over the long term to survivors and partners in Rwanda and the UK.
  • Independent and flexible in its response to the priorities of survivors.
  • Identifying activities to fund that are high impact and sustainable.
  • Building the capacity of its partners to deliver programmes.

Holistic programmes are developed and delivered by survivor-led organisations including AVEGA (Association of Widows of the Genocide) and AERG (Student’s Association of Survivors), with technical support from SURF. Any one angle of assistance – be it medical, economic or social – would be an incomplete answer. Thus the programmes range from healthcare to house building, education to entrepreneurship.