Build Healthy Relationships in100 Rwandan Couples

$309 $21,351
Raised Remaining


Domestic violence is a serious problem in Rwanda. We will teach the community domestic violence's root causes, effects and consequences through theater to change behaviors.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Achieving a Better Life plans to help social problems of domestic violence that affect Rwandan communities. Root causes of violence against women include: ignorance, drunkenness, polygamy, forced marriage and men not viewing women as equals or respecting women's rights. According to our recent survey in Kicukiro sector, domestic violence is common (physical affects 60% of women and psychological affects 40%). 60% of women and girls are severely overworked, which produces broken families.

How will this project solve this problem?

Each month ABL plays a theater in 5 different sectors of Kigali, followed by a community discussion. Theaters address gender equality; girls and women's rights; intervention and helping others; domestic violence laws; ways to solve family conflicts.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will promote the value of women in society, reduce oppression of women and achieve the society where families are rebuilt to sustain peace. We aim to see domestic violence decrease by 50% as compared to initial surveys in our communities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $309

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $309 .  The original project funding goal was $21,660.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, NH United States

Where is this project located?

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