AVEGA Widow

Widows

Facing Life After Death of the Family Breadwinner. By Donah Mbabazi, Opinion, The New Times. It has been three hard years since Jeanine Mukabacondo lost her husband Patrick Kanyamibwa in a motor accident. After six years of courtship, the couple … Continue Reading »

Rwamagana

Rwamagana Genocide widows get cows worth Rwf50m. By Kelly Rwamapera, The New Times. Twenty-five widows of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were, on Thursday, given a hybrid dairy cow each under the national cattle-stocking programme, Girinka. The highly productive … Continue Reading »

Jewellery

Rwandan Beauty from SURF Survivors Fund. Rwandan Beauty has been set up by Will Goodhand, a Trustee of Survivors Fund (SURF). Rwandan Beauty exists to bring the finest handmade jewellery to the western world, in the conscience that the imported … Continue Reading »

Placement

One of the students interning with us at SURF writes about her experience! “This is what kept me busy in Rwanda! For the last seven weeks I have been interning at SURF (Survivors Fund), an organization that funds projects of … Continue Reading »

Cohesion

Rwanda: Social Cohesion Fundamental for Sustainable Development, Says First Lady. By Athan Tashobya, The New Times. The First Lady and Chairperson of Unity Club, Mrs Jeannette Kagame, has said that Rwandans can only achieve sustainable development if all stakeholders, including … Continue Reading »

Widows

Avega-Agahozo Join the World to Celebrate International Widows Day. By Diane Mushimijimana, Rwanda Focus. 23rd June 2016. Avega Agahozo – Association of Widowed Genocide Survivors – were joined by other organizations for the welfare of widows in Rwanda today to … Continue Reading »

Women’s Work

UKAid’s DfiD assessment of The Widowed Survivors’ Empowerment Project (WSEP), awarded to SURF and AVEGA, a 3-year programme that ended in March 2015, says, “Overall we have appraised your reported performance as A+”. According to DfiD “It is the group dynamics that … Continue Reading »

Incike 2015

A new crowd funding campaign, Incike Initiative 2015, is to be launched to support highly vulnerable, aged survivors in Rwanda. Incike is a Rwandan tech. initiative by young, ICT entrepreneur Mutangana Aphrodise, who has developed a mobile technology platform to … Continue Reading »

Hope

Genocide widows recount journey of thorns and hope. By Donah Mbabazi, The New Times. April 7 marked the 21st anniversary of the beginning of a hundred days of terror in Rwanda in which over one million innocent people were killed. … Continue Reading »