The Kuraneza project was a four-year child survival project implemented in four sectors (Kayenzi, Karama, Musambira and Nyarubaka) of...
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.
CARE Rwanda is currently working in six prefectures in response to expressed needs and requests of relevant government ministries. 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.
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Early Childhood Development in Rwanda
Approximately half the children in Rwanda under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition. 7-year-old Diane was once one of those sick children.
“The Teaching Struck Me Deep In My Heart”
In rural Rwanda, a man named Fidѐle joined one of CARE’s innovative programs addressing the violence that plagued his community.
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.
In rural Rwanda, a man named Fidѐle joined one of CARE’s innovative programs addressing the violence that plagued his community. Fidѐle always dreamed of having a son. But, after his wife delivered three daughters, Fidѐle started to abuse her. Like many men in his community, Fidѐle blamed his wife for not giving him a male descendant.
Listen as Fidѐle explains how CARE helped him break the cycle violence in his own marriage and in those of his neighbors and friends.
Exploring Gender Dynamics of CARE Rwanda’s Village Savings and Loan Programming
Addressing the Social Factors that Influence Family Planning
The following story is told by the child of a CARE project participant, a refugee who lives in Rwanda’s Umutara province, an area with a persistent hunger problem.
I am called Brender Mukamana, and I have 12 years. My mother is called Mukaferesi and my father died in 1998 after four years here in Rwanda.
We lived in bad conditions here – up to the extent of staying without what to eat or sometimes eating once in a day because of not having what to cook.
CARE Enterprises bridges the supply/demand gap that exists between formal markets and many of the world's poorest communities.
In Kamonyi district in southern Rwanda, farmer Sylvie Nyiransabimana stands tall and wields a long wooden-handled hoe to dig small holes to plant vegetables – a chore she once had to do with a baby on her back. “It was extremely hard,” the mother of two recalls, taking a short break to retie her bright red head wrap. “Today I don’t get as tired and am much more productive at home.”