As we commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsi for the twenty-third year, we want to thank our supporters for their continued support that enables us to continue to deliver the work we are undertaking to rebuild the lives of survivors:
- With funding from DFID, we are supporting AERG on an economic empowerment project which is providing business training and access to loans to 2,000 youth survivors. The project provides counselling and legal support as well.
- Through our HIV+ Survivors Empowerment Project (SEP), funded by Comic Relief, 1,181 widows and their dependents are receiving business training, psychological support and reproductive health education.
- With the support of INSPIRE!africa and others, more than 830 survivors have received legal support and 192 have received counselling through a free helpline. An estimated 39,000 have been sensitized on legal rights and trauma in school.
- In partnership with Foundation Rwanda, we are supporting the education of 296 youth born of rape committed during the genocide.
- Through the Youth Entrepreneurship Training Program (YETP), we are empowering young graduates who despite great efforts and time, remain unable to find work and income. The youth receive business workshops, internship linkages, and employment workshops.
- And through the ceaseless support of Good Gifts we are providing thousands of survivors with access to better livestock and livelihoods.
We wish all survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi strength over the commemoration period ahead. Out thoughts will always be with them.
Chief Executive Officer, SURF