SURF is fortunate to have a number of partners that support our work and make it possible both in the UK and Rwanda.

Our work is supported by an array of funders whose support is invaluable. In 2014 our funders included Big Lottery Fund, Charities Advisory Trust, Foundation Rwanda, INSPIRE!africa and their donors Eveline & Bruce Goodall, L.I.F.E. For Health, the Cohen Family, the Wyn and Ken Lo Family Foundation, and the UK Department for International Development. We would like also to thank new donors from Kuwait (Nic and Saima) as well as a range of anonymous donors.

The vehicle donated to AVEGA Western Region through funding from the Big Lottery Fund
The vehicle donated to AVEGA Western Region through funding from the Big Lottery Fund for the Genocide Widows Empowerment Project (GWEP)

We are grateful for the work to those who set up special projects to raise awareness and funds around the 20th anniversary – David Chaney (SURF Trustee) and Texan friends of “Ride for the Survivors” who rode across Rwanda, Tony Howarth for energy and lots of running and his company BP, the team at Q8 Aviation who cycled from Paris to London for the Benon scholars, all at “Fund Rwanda” from the Government’s Fast Stream scheme, for their tremendous support and fundraising effort and many more who supported through cycling, running, cooking, painting, knitting and just giving.

SURF has received guidance and advice from individuals and organisations too numerous to mention, but I would like to acknowledge the contribution of them all.

SURF has worked with the following survivors’ organisations in Rwanda during 2014:

AVEGA Agahozo – Association of Widows of the Genocide | Solace Ministries – Christian Association of Survivors of the Genocide | Uyisenga N’manzi – Survivors’ Association of HIV+ Orphan-headed Households | IBUKA – National Umbrella of Survivors’ Organisations in Rwanda | AERG – Survivors’ Association of Students and Pupils | GAERG – Survivors’ Association of Graduated Students and Pupils | Kanyarwanda – Human Rights Organisation for Genocide Survivors | Barakabaho Foundation – Organisation of Widows and Orphans of the Genocide

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