At Survivors Fund (SURF) we often receive enquiries about volunteering – both by those who are visiting Rwanda, and those with an interest in Rwanda but located elsewhere (from Australia to Zimbabwe). As a small organisation, we have the perennial problem … Continue Reading »

Social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is pattern breaking work of social importance which is sustainable and scalable. I am fortunate to be an alumnus of the Catherine B. Reynolds Graduate Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, a two-year programme at New York University which fosters cross-disciplinary skills, … Continue Reading »

Projects Update

Whilst here in Rwanda, we have had the opportunity to see the progress of a number of projects funded by Survivors Fund (SURF). Through meetings with our partner organisations and field visits it has been excellent to see first hand … Continue Reading »

Education into Employment

Last year, in partnership with the UK Conservative Party, SURF developed an Education into Employment programme to support young survivors at university in Rwanda to secure a job on graduation. This was developed by a group from Project Umubano, the … Continue Reading »

A week in Rwanda

A week in Rwanda

I have just returned from a visit to Rwanda, on which I reported previously about our ongoing discussions with our partners on the priorities for our work ahead. The past week has been a busy one, and presents a good … Continue Reading »


Here in Rwanda, we have been focusing on how we prioritise SURF’s work over the year ahead, in consultation with our partners – survivor’s organisations with which we are currently, or may soon be, working. There are two questions that … Continue Reading »

AVEGA Agahozo

AVEGA Agahozo

AVEGA Agahozo is one of the key partners of Survivors Fund (SURF). It represents and supports widows of the genocide, and their dependents. IRIN this week reported on the importance of the organisation in empowering genocide widows, as well as … Continue Reading »


In the time between developing a new project, and its completion, a lot can change. SURF is fortunate to have donors that recognise the importance of adapting our work, and accordingly their funding, to ensure that we most effectively meet … Continue Reading »



Through the course of the work of Survivors Fund (SURF), it is always remarkable to learn of other organisations working in Rwanda which share an allied goal of providing support to survivors. Two organisations in particular of note have been … Continue Reading »

Partnering to support survivors

Survivors Fund (SURF) is fortunate to have a number of remarkable partners, which help us to raise funds for our work to support survivors as well as to raise awareness of the situation of survivors in Rwanda today. Network 4 … Continue Reading »