Lucie, a genocide widow

Good Gifts for Survivors

Through funding over many years from the Good Gifts Catalogue, an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust,  Survivors Fund (SURF) has extended support to thousands of widows and orphans that are beneficiaries of our ongoing livestock and livelihoods programme. This enables … Continue Reading »

Ducks for Peace

Through the Good Gifts Catalogue, Survivors Fund (SURF) supports a number of livestock projects which provide vital assistance to genocide survivors, in particular vulnerable genocide widows. One of the projects provides ducks through supporters that buy Ducks for Peace from … Continue Reading »

Small & Big

Small contributions make a big and lasting difference to people like Vianny, who has been able to set up his taxi-bike business, thanks to the UK’s Good Gifts Catalogue, an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust. Good Gifts has enabled Survivors … Continue Reading »

Solar cooking

Following our site visit to learn more about water purifiers, we travelled on to Rilima to meet Josephine to see her solar cooker in action. This was one of a number of experimental solar cookers donated by Survivors Fund (SURF), … Continue Reading »

The Gift of Water

One of the principal funders of the work of Survivors Fund (SURF) in Rwanda is the Charities Advisory Trust, which supports our work through Card Aid and the Good Gifts Catalogue. On my current visit to Rwanda, I have had … Continue Reading »

Good Gifts

For many years, Survivors Fund (SURF) has been a grateful beneficiary of the Good Gifts Catalogue. The new Catalogue has jut been published, and the great new Good Gifts website is now up and running. To get some sense of the … Continue Reading »

2011 Appeal

2011 Appeal

At the end of each year Survivors Fund (SURF) launches an appeal to raise funds for one of our priority programmes, which this year is a call for funding to support our programme of sponsorship for young survivors at university. … Continue Reading »



A primary focus of SURF’s work is rebuilding the lives of survivors by working with our partner organisations to increase numbers of those with secure and sustainable livelihoods. Our largest funder in 2009 was the Charities Advisory Trust which, through … Continue Reading »

Thank you

Thank you

2009 has been a particularly challenging year for SURF – as it has been for many charities. We are fortunate to have a number of committed donors that have enabled us to not only sustain, but in some cases even … Continue Reading »