Reflections

As I embark on my final few weeks at the helm at Survivors Fund (SURF), I reflect on my past five years in post as director. It is has been a remarkable experience. The time has truly flown! That is … Continue Reading »

Magic

Lamanzan Sekindi has a remarkable story of a magic chicken! Four years ago, Lamanazan was given a chicken through our programme funded by the Good Gifts Catalogue, and thought then it would be enough to provide eggs for his family. … 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 »

G.S. Remerarukoma Girls Football Team

Kicking Out GBV

A remarkable girls football team, G.S Remerarukoma, which was established by students from the district of Kamonyi to raise awareness of and fight gender based violence (GBV) in the community, is hoping to fulfil a dream of a lifetime and … 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 »

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 »

Livelihoods

Livelihoods

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 »

AVEGA Agahozo

AVEGA Agahozo

AVEGA Agahozo is one of the key partners of Survivors Fund (SURF). It represents and supports widows of the genocide, and their dependents. IRIN this week reported on the importance of the organisation in empowering genocide widows, as well as … 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 »

Income generating activities

Income generating activities are critical to enable survivors of the genocide in Rwanda to be self-sufficient. SURF is fortunate to receive funding from a number of sources to help support the income generating activities of our partners, such as AVEGA. In … Continue Reading »