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 »

Rwanda Marathon

Rwanda Marathon

Survivors Fund (SURF) is partnering with Msaada to support its Rwanda Marathon 2011. Msaada is a Dorset-based charity which like SURF supports the work of the Eastern Region branch of AVEGA Agahozo in Rwamagana. For the first time next year, Mssada … Continue Reading »

Vote Odette

I have posted on this blog previously about the work of Odette Kayirere, Coordinator of the Eastern Region branch of AVEGA (Association of Widows of the Genocide). SURF’s Founder, Mary Kayitesi Blewitt OBE, helped to register AVEGA-AGAHOZO (agahozo is a … Continue Reading »

Can SURF do what Kiva can’t?

Kiva, a remarkable online portal to connect donors directly to entrepreneurs in developing countries, admitted this week that its claim to facilitate donor-to-borrower connections is partly fictional. In fact, donations are channelled through microfinance institutions, and the entrepreneurs advertised already … Continue Reading »