The UK government has pledged £2.5 million to Aegis Trust’s Genocide Research and Reconciliation Programme in Rwanda. Survivors Fund (SURF) applauds this commitment towards the preservation of the memory of the genocide. In March 2014, SURF transferred ownership of the … 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 »

Aid decision

Survivors Fund (SURF) statement on decision of the UK Department for International Development (DfID) to withhold aid to Rwanda The decision today of the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, to withhold aid to Rwanda in light … Continue Reading »


There has been much debate in the UK Parliament, as well as the media, about the future of UK aid to Rwanda, a decision on which will be taken by new Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, next month. … Continue Reading »

WSEP Progress

In accordance with the policy of Survivors Fund (SURF) for transparency in our work, we publish here the first quarterly report of AVEGA on the progress of our new Widowed Survivors Empowerment Project (WSEP). The report makes for great reading, some highlights … Continue Reading »


Survivors Fund (SURF) has published data on the Registry of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). The IATI Registry is an index of data published on international development activities and makes information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand. This serves the purpose … Continue Reading »


The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) published today a new report on the Education Programme of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in Rwanda, Ethiopia and Tanzania. ICAI is a new independent body responsible for scrutinising aid, to … Continue Reading »


Survivors Fund (SURF) is honoured to announce the agreement of a new grant funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development (DFID) of £966,360 for alleviating the poverty of genocide widows in Rwanda in partnership with AVEGA Agahozo. The … Continue Reading »

On fundraising

On fundraising

Survivors Fund (SURF) is featured in an article in the Guardian on “Why small charities need to work to break through the £1m barrier”.  Anne Nicholls writes: The story of the Survivors Fund shows the importance of securing sustainable funding … Continue Reading »