Ntarama Health Centre

Covid-19 appeal

The past month has been one of great turmoil and uncertainty in Rwanda and around the world as we all come to terms with the new reality that is resulting from Covid-19. The Government of Rwanda was quick to react, … 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 »

First Lady Jeannette Kagame with other officials during celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Association of Widows of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi (AVEGA) on Sunday. (The New Times)

AVEGA at 25

By Hudson Kuteesa, The New Times The First Lady, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame on Sunday, February 23, told men and women that were widowed as a result of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that their lives are an example of resilience … Continue Reading »

Daphrose outside her home in 2009, funded by Survivors Fund (SURF)

Daphrose Mukangarambe

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Daphrose Mukangarambe, aged 57 years old. Daphrose died last week after a long struggle with liver disease. Daphrose was truly an inspiration, and one of the first survivors interviewed … Continue Reading »

AVEGA Western Region Members

EVWEP funded by UK Aid Direct

Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with AVEGA Agahozo, have been awarded a grant of £249,613 for a 30-month project from UK Aid Direct, the challenge fund of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) supporting civil society organisations to achieve … Continue Reading »

HMD 2020

Stand Together

Today, January 27th, marks the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day. The theme for the commemoration this year is Stand Together. It explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies … Continue Reading »

SURF January 2020 Newsletter

SURF Newsletter

Each month we publish a newsletter with the latest developments on our work, for which you can subscribe here. Our most recent newsletter includes information on our work with Network for Africa, as well as the success of our Big … Continue Reading »