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Rwanda

World Vision began operations in Rwanda in 1994 in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the genocide. In 2000, the mission moved from relief to long-term development and supporting children in Rwanda. Today, we impact the lives of more than one million Rwandans with a focus on the most vulnerable children and women.

Partnering since

1994

people reached

878,335

programs

7

Level of Fragility

Low Developing

Gender Equality Rank

80.5%
Progress

13,401children attended in-school or after-school literacy activities

Progress

647,190people were trained or involved in community water

Progress

45,854children and youth participated in activities to end violence against children

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Country Details

World Vision began operations in Rwanda in 1994 in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the genocide. In 2000, the mission moved from relief to long-term development and supporting children in Rwanda. Today, we impact the lives of more than one million Rwandans with a focus on the most vulnerable children and women.
World Vision Rwanda

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
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Results

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Unless otherwise stated, data presented on this page reflects results of World Vision Canada programs reported between October 2020 and September 2021.