Donkeys donated by Good Gifts packing water

Donkey Work

In partnership with CREDI, a local Rwandan development organisation, with funding from the Good Gifts Catalogue, SURF has recently launched a rural women’s empowerment project with donkeys. Donkeys are not native to Rwanda, but following yearlong research, we identified a … Continue Reading »

Rwanda Visit

I arrived in Kigali yesterday for a three-week visit in Rwanda. There are a number of items on the itinerary on which I will be reporting further in due course. The first part of the visit I will be travelling … Continue Reading »

Indego Africa

Through funding from the Alan and Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund, Survivors Fund (SURF) along with our partner Foundation Rwanda, have been supporting a special income generating project for a group of 25 women survivors of the Rwandan genocide. The project has … Continue Reading »

Comic Relief

I am delighted to announce that our application to Comic Relief for funding for a new project to support HIV+ women survivors has been successful! We have been awarded a two-year grant for £523,486. The HIV+ Survivors Integration Project (SIP) will … Continue Reading »

Oral History

Oral History

On Friday, three of the four schools which are participating in SURF’s UK Rwandan Survivors Oral History Project convened at the Imperial War Museum in London to discuss and evaluate the initiative, and to develop ideas to take the work … Continue Reading »

Vote Odette

I have posted on this blog previously about the work of Odette Kayirere, Coordinator of the Eastern Region branch of AVEGA (Association of Widows of the Genocide). SURF’s Founder, Mary Kayitesi Blewitt OBE, helped to register AVEGA-AGAHOZO (agahozo is a … Continue Reading »


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 »