Fruits of Hope

Fruits of Hope and Success Cooperative (FOHSC) was formed by seven students following their graduation from the Youth Entrepreneurship Training Program (YETP). In partnership with the Association of Student Genocide Survivors (AERG), YETP provides entrepreneurship training to student survivors, culminating with … Continue Reading »

Transformation

Initiated in October 2010, the Survivors Integration Project (SIP) supported HIV+ survivors with access to entrepreneurship training, counselling, legal aid and health support, as well as access to capital through a Loan Guarantee Fund (LGF) established with Urwego Opportunity Bank … Continue Reading »

GWEP Update

Six months have passed since the initiation of the Genocide Widows Empowerment Project (GWEP), the wraparound project funded with a three-year grant from Big Lottery Fund in order to transform the lives of widowed survivors in the Western Province of … Continue Reading »

Year One

The Widowed Survivors Empowerment Project (WSEP) is a wraparound project funded by UKaid  from the Department for International Development that provides holistic support to widowed survivors of the Rwandan genocide. By securing ownership of land and property, developing viable livelihoods, and … Continue Reading »

Esperanz

Esperanz was living in Ntarama during the genocide. When it started, she began grouping together with neighbors. After three days they decided to separate, some of them (including her husband and family) went to the school, others went to the … Continue Reading »

Study Tour

Last Thursday, 96 of the participants on the Widowed Survivors Empowerment Project (WSEP), funded by the UK Department for International Development, traveled from around Rwanda to meet in AVEGA East to partake in study tours. Every one of the 32 income-generating … Continue Reading »

Self-reliance

The National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) have announced that the theme for the 19th anniversary commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda will be kwigira (self-reliance). Fostering self-reliance for genocide survivors is the bedrock on … Continue Reading »

Outputs

We post here an update from the most recent quarter (from October to December 2012) of our Widowed Survivors Empowerment Project (WSEP), a three year grant funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development (DFID) for alleviating the poverty of … Continue Reading »

Evaluation

Survivors Fund (SURF) is publishing here the independent evaluation report of the two-year HIV+ Survivors Integration Project (SIP) funded by Comic Relief. The evaluation assessed the impact of the project, which sought to extend holistic support through our two partner organisations AVEGA … Continue Reading »

Vocational Training

In an address to the membership of AERG, President Paul Kagame stated that for Rwanda to achieve its development goals and be more competitive, the youth must embrace technical and vocational training. President Kagame was speaking at the close of … Continue Reading »