One Dollar Opens

The One Dollar Hostel, new home to 192 vulnerable, genocide orphans, was inaugurated this week by Francis Kaboneka, Local Government Minister, after a four-year construction phase. The brainchild of Rwandan diaspora, AERG (student survivors) and GAERG (former student survivors), has … Continue Reading »

FARG Audit

The Rwandan Auditor General has identified numerous irregularities in the management and delivery of the Government Assistance Fund for Vulnerable Survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi (FARG). FARG was established in 1998 to provide assistance to vulnerable genocide survivors, … Continue Reading »

Assistance

Children from Genocide rape to get FARG assistance. Jean Damascène Niyitegeka, The Rwanda Focus. 12th August 2013. The repercussions of 1994 Genocide that killed more than a million peo­ple are still felt in countless ways today. Some of the survivors … Continue Reading »

Dilemma

The dilemma of children born of rape in the 1994 Genocide. By Jean de la Croix, The New Times. 1st July 2013. About 800 women, mostly single mothers, who were raped during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and conceived … Continue Reading »

Elderly

Rwanda: Elderly Genocide Survivors – a Complex Problem. By Eric Didier Karinganire, Rwanda Focus.  Rosaria Mukamusoni, 81, lost her entire family during the Genocide, and for her, it is not history, but a lasting wound. She now stays alone in … Continue Reading »

Challenges

In the Survivors Fund (SURF) Annual Report each year, we highlight some of our current and likely future challenges of our work. In this year’s Annual Report, which we will be publishing next month, we outline four challenges critical to … Continue Reading »

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

Housing

In trying to exterminate all Tutsis in Rwanda, perpetrators of the 1994 genocide also attempted to deny survivors any potential for viable futures by destroying and looting their homes, productive assets and crops.  The genocide resulted in many homeless orphans … Continue Reading »

FARG

The Genocide Survivors Support and Assistance Fund (FARG) is a para-statal organisation that provides vulnerable genocide survivors with support in of education, health, shelter, social assistance and income generation. It was established initially through Law N° 02/98 of 22/01/1998 and … Continue Reading »

Shelter

The Auditor General in Rwanda this week reported that funds utilised by the Government Assistance Fund for Survivors (FARG) for the construction of shelter is “not worth the amount of money spent“. Between 2006-2008 alone, 6 billion Rwandan Francs (approximately … Continue Reading »

Remembering

Remembering

The story of Rwanda is a remarkable one. The world has rarely witnessed such an orgy of violence and killing as that during the Rwandan genocide, which began 17 years ago today. Over one million Tutsis and a number of … Continue Reading »