Anastasie Mukayiranga weaving a traditional basket (The New Times)

Craft-making

By Lydia Atieno, The New Times After the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Beatrice Bazayirwa was left with injuries that affected her arms, making them weak to a point where she can’t do any strenuous work. Bazayirwa, who is 59-years-old, … Continue Reading »

Patricia with her cow, donated through the Good Gifts Catalogue

Good Gifts

Continuing our series of articles from our Annual Report 2020/21, we outline here our work on our Good Gifts Initiative. Through funding from the Good Gifts Catalogue, an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust, we have extended our support to … Continue Reading »

EVKEP Beneficiaries Meeting

EVKREP

Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with AVEGA Agahozo, have been awarded a grant of $93,604 for an 18-month project from the Addax & Oryx Foundation. The Empowering Vulnerable Genocide Widows in Karongi and Rutsiro Districts to Alleviate Extreme Poverty (EVKREP) … Continue Reading »

Older Genocide Widow

International Day of Older Persons

1st October marks the International Day of Older Persons, on which UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres comments: “The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. Beyond its immediate health impact, the pandemic is putting … Continue Reading »

Vedaste Twiringiyimana

Our partnership with INSPIRE!africa

Skills, jobs and entrepreneurship are key to the well-being of young survivors and also contribute to strengthening the Rwandan economy. Survivors Fund (SURF), AERG (National Association of Student Genocide Survivors) and GAERG (National Survivor’s Association of Graduate Students), with the … Continue Reading »

EVKEP IGA Group

Julianne

SURF was awarded last year a grant of CHF 89,250 by the Addax & Oryx Foundation to deliver, in partnership with AVEGA Agahozo, the Empowering Vulnerable Genocide Widows in Karongi District to Alleviate Extreme Poverty (EVKEP) Project. The project was … Continue Reading »

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 »