Marie is one of the AVEGA members who benefited from the SEP project

Survivors Empowerment Project

In January 2019, Survivors Fund (SURF) was awarded a grant by the Southall Trust to extend a project originally funded by Comic Relief for one year (through to December 2019). The extension of the HIV+ Survivors Empowerment Project (SEP) sought … Continue Reading »

Today Annonciata is proud of her son Paulin (c. Deutsche Welle)

Born of rape

An article about SURF’s work with children born of genocide rape, first published on Deutsche Welle (by Eva de Vries), which we publish for the first time here on our website… During the Rwandan genocide, estimates suggest that 250,000 to … Continue Reading »

Angel stands in front of the house she shares with her mother in Rwanda's Ngoma sector on Feb. 26. Tourism is her dream career. Her backup plan is selling tomatoes (Whitney Shefte, Washington Post)

Angel and Jacqueline

Sunlight streams through Angel’s window, catching her metallic hoop earrings. She sits at a wooden table next to her mother, Jacqueline. They split a loaf of bread for breakfast and wash it down with tea. Jacqueline sprinkles brown sugar into … Continue Reading »

Comic Relief

Survivors Fund (SURF) launches Comic Relief funded project in partnership with AVEGA Agahozo in the Southern Province. By Minnie Karanja, The New Times. On May 27th 2016 Survivors Fund (SURF) and AVEGA launched a two year Comic Relief funded project … Continue Reading »

Faustine

Iradukunda Faustine is 20 years old, currently S5 College School of Arts of Nyundo – Sculpture, Ceramic and Graphic section, in the Muhanga District.  Her wish is to become a Fashion Designer. What she values in life is to study. … Continue Reading »