Placement

One of the students interning with us at SURF writes about her experience! “This is what kept me busy in Rwanda! For the last seven weeks I have been interning at SURF (Survivors Fund), an organization that funds projects of … Continue Reading »

Mothers say Thank You

Aburukundo

A group of mothers, victims of rape committed during the genocide, who have attended our community counselling programme, gave us a big surprise last week. They presented us with a thank you gift for the psychological support they have received … Continue Reading »

Transformation

Initiated in October 2010, the Survivors Integration Project (SIP) supported HIV+ survivors with access to entrepreneurship training, counselling, legal aid and health support, as well as access to capital through a Loan Guarantee Fund (LGF) established with Urwego Opportunity Bank … Continue Reading »

Evaluation

Survivors Fund (SURF) is publishing here the independent evaluation report of the two-year HIV+ Survivors Integration Project (SIP) funded by Comic Relief. The evaluation assessed the impact of the project, which sought to extend holistic support through our two partner organisations AVEGA … Continue Reading »

Mukomeze

Mukomeze (Kinyarwanda for “empower her”) is a non-profit organization established to raise awareness of and funds for women and girls who suffered sexual violence during the genocide in Rwanda. The Dutch-based organisation developed “The Men Who Killed Me”, a book featuring … Continue Reading »

2012 Preview

The year ahead will be a pivotal time for Survivors Fund (SURF) as well as for survivors of the genocide. Our primary focus will be supporting AVEGA Agahozo to extend the organisation’s work to support widows and orphans of the … Continue Reading »

HIV+ Survivors

Today, 1st December, is World AIDS Day. To mark the day, Survivors Fund (SURF) is raising awareness of the situation of women survivors of genocide living with HIV and AIDS in Rwanda. Through funding from Comic Relief, Survivors Fund (SURF) … Continue Reading »

Legal Aid

Survivors Fund (SURF), in partnership with Redress, has launched a new legal aid project in Rwanda. With four of our partner organisations – IBUKA, AVEGA, AERG and Solace Ministries – we have recruited interns (all of which are current or … Continue Reading »

Rwandan Visit

Rwanda Visit

Next week I will be heading to Rwanda on a visit to follow up a number of projects – as well as to complete our annual report. Highlights, on which I look forward to reporting further on in due course, will … Continue Reading »

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day

Today is Red Nose Day, the biennial telethon to raise money for Comic Relief. Survivors Fund (SURF) has a long association with Comic Relief. In fact, SURF’s Founder, Mary Kayitesi Blewitt, raised funding for AVEGA from Comic Relief in 1995, … Continue Reading »