For the first six years of our work in Rwanda, World Vision's key focus was relief and rehabilitation for the close to 3 million people that were displaced because of the genocide. In the year 2000, we began long-term, child-focused area programs in different parts of the country, helping vulnerable children and their families with interventions in the areas of education and child sponsorship; health and nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene; and the economic empowerment of households.
Our more than 300 staff in Rwanda currently work in 23 out of 30 districts of the country, supporting more than a million people —especially children.
Through our programs, we partner with children, families and their communities to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice in Rwanda, making sure that all children:
- Enjoy good health and nutrition
- Have access to clean water and improved sanitation facilities
- Are educated and prepared for life's challenges and opportunities
- Are protected from harm
- Experience the love of God and their neighbours
- Are participating in the decisions that affect them and their communities
- Live in resilient families and communities with diversified livelihoods that are able to provide for their current and future needs