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 »

Finale

Today marked the finale of Project Umubano, with two sessions as the culmination of our community and business projects. In the morning, an array of SURF’s partner organisations pitched their projects to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide to … Continue Reading »

A Day in SURF

Guest post from David Russell, Director of Survivors Fund (SURF). In my post as Director of Survivors Fund (SURF), I travel to Rwanda three times a year. Each summer, I accompany the UK Conservative Party on Project Umubano, which is … Continue Reading »

Announcement

Genocide survivors to set up trust fund. by Edwin Musoni, The New Times. Genocide survivors are planning to establish an international trust fund that will draw finances from all over the world to help the vulnerable survivors of the 1994 … Continue Reading »

ICTR Demonstration

Declaration

At a Roundtable Discussion in Kigali on Friday, IBUKA (National Association of Survivor’s Organisations) and the Rwanda Civil Society Platform (RCSP) signed the Joint Declaration on the Rights to Reparation for Survivors of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The Joint Declaration … 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 »

Annual Report

Survivors Fund (SURF) is proud to publish here our Annual Report 2012/13. The report provides a summary of our work over the past year, as well as preview of our plans for our work ahead. We celebrate our successes and … Continue Reading »

Justice

Restorative Justice for Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. Noam Schimmel, Huffington Post. Who knows best what the needs of Rwandan genocide survivors are as they seek to rebuild their lives? Genocide survivors themselves. As the Rwandan New Times recently reported, … Continue Reading »

Compensation

New impetus in Genocide reparation cases. By Jean de la Croix Tabaro, The New Times. June 06, 2013. The Government is designing a new strategy to ensure that all issues related to compensation of Genocide survivors are sorted by December. … 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 »