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Country Profile - Rwanda

Women for Women International - Rwanda


Since 1997, Women for Women International – Rwanda has served more than 75,000 women through our yearlong programme.

From rural villages to the national parliament where women hold two-thirds of the seats, women in Rwanda are leading the rebuilding of their country. In the aftermath of the devastating 1994 Genocide, the challenge of creating a lasting peace depended greatly on the actions of women, who were the majority of survivors.

Photo: Alison Wright

Our work in Rwanda

In Rwanda, we offer our year-long training programme for women, as well as specialised vocational training to cooperatives formed by programme graduates. The Urugo Women’s Opportunity Centre in Kayonza is an innovative space with a training farm, classrooms and workshops for women to practise their skills.

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Grace's story

Women like Grace have forged a new path

"I was alone and had to take care of the children who were all very young at the time. I couldn’t imagine them growing without their father around. He was the one who provided for them."

Women for Women International - Rwanda programme
Photo: Hazel Thompson

Our impact

From helping women to earn more money to huge increases in family planning practices, with your help, we've made a huge impact.

Creating a ripple effect

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