Rwanda

 

CARE Rwanda is currently working in 27 out of 30 districts in all provinces of Rwanda. From 1984 to 1994, CARE Rwanda implemented a range of development projects, including maternal health care, forestry and water and sanitation activities. As a result of the civil war in Rwanda, we closed our Kigali office from April to July 1994 while conducting cross-border relief from Uganda to 150,000 displaced people in eastern Rwanda, and from Burundi and Zaire (now DRC) to 120,000 displaced in southwest Rwanda. Emergency operations included the distribution of shelter, food, basic domestic survival items, water, seeds and tools.

At the height of the emergency efforts in 1994, CARE Rwanda assisted an estimated 1.5 million internally displaced people, refugee returnees and impoverished local residents. CARE has since has built a significant rehabilitation and development program.

Projects now include AIDS prevention, water-system rehabilitation and community management of water systems, health education, agroforestry and sustainable land use management, community-assisted shelter projects and promotion of women's agricultural production.

1/16/18

Ensuring Sustainability: Designing Food Programs for Results that Last

This report draws from 193 evaluations across CARE between 2013-2017 to examine best of our results in sustainability.

1/27/17

Winners of CARE’s Scale X Design Challenge Awarded $450,000 to Scale Up Solutions to Poverty

The competition, the culmination of CARE’s Scale X Design Accelerator, aims to close the gap between innovation and impact 

12/7/16

A Husband Can Be More Supportive in Early Childhood Education

For the children living in the refugee camps on two steep divided hills near the Bukavu border, the tiniest things spark joy. They fill their long days by playing with skipping ropes, buckets and stones, their imaginations working overtime to recapture some of the childhood they lost to war.

12/7/16

Life After War Crisis Is Possible

MPANGA, RWANDA – It took 15 years for Gloria Kabagwira to get back to her native Rwanda, after fleeing the unrest in the mid-1990s.

2/22/16

Bipartisan Delegation Travels with CARE to visit Women’s Health Programs in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa

Bipartisan delegation travels with CARE to see how U.S. development investments are paying off in better health outcomes for women and girls in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

5/29/14

Journeys of Transformation

CARE focuses on women and girls because we know that investments in women and girls can make huge changes in eradicating poverty.  We believe that women and girls face enormous obstacles, but with help and support, they can change the world.  But we also know that women and girls are only half th

4/3/14

CARE's Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide

The month of April marks 20 years since the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. CARE pauses to remember the thousands of lives that were lost and honor those who were taken away too soon and too tragically.

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