NGO partnership
Rwanda
Rwanda Avenir

Creation of a restaurant at the Community House for genocide surviving widows in Kigali

Rwanda Avenir is a non-profit organisation founded in 2004 on the occasion of the genocide commemorations, in response to findings by international experts, Rwandan authorities and NGOs attesting to the severe mental isolation and economic deprivation of most survivors, including numerous war widows.
In close and ongoing consultation with a group of 125 surviving widows and their 600 dependent children at Kimironko (a district of Kigali), Rwanda Avenir initiated the "Commmunity House" project intended to assist the widows and create income generating activities (IGAs) under cooperative management.

Profits from the restaurant business will be redistributed among the cooperative members, widows and young girls survivors of the genocide at Kimironko. The project further intends to provide guidance and assistance to the widows throughout their self-reconstruction process, by contributing to their social and economic reintegration in the context of the country's reconstruction and development.

Partner :
Rwanda Avenir
Place :
Rwanda
Mission :
Creation of a restaurant at the Community House for genocide surviving widows in Kigali
Start date :
September 2009
End date :
June 2010
Beneficiaries :
Genocide widows of Kimironko