Feeding & Educating 50,000 Orphans in Rwanda

Aug 5, 2008


Among the poorest countries in the world, with over 60% of the population living below the poverty line, Rwanda is fighting to make headway against the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the social consequences of the epidemic, while grappling with other public health crises, chronic food insecurity, and the psychological impact of the 1994 genocide that left hundreds of thousands dead and many more displaced. HIV/AIDS has wiped out a large number of Rwanda's productive workforce, leaving behind orphans, widows and other vulnerable populations who now shoulder the burden to serve as primary caregivers and breadwinners.

Despite the challenges facing this small, central African nation, Rwanda benefits from an engaged government, and a dense and active network of grassroots community-based, faith-based, and non-governmental organizations.

Community Mobilization to Fight HIV/AIDS:

The Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Program (CHAMP) program is working side-by-side with these organizations to build their capacity to support, treat and care for tens of thousands of Rwandans living with HIV/AIDS and hundreds of thousands of others affected by the epidemic.

Like our work in Kenya, CHAMP is empowering them with the resources they need to fight the epidemic and to support their communities. At the same time, CHF is providing its partners with extensive skills-building assistance that is strengthening their capacity to mobilize communities, manage volunteers, administer programs and grow institutionally.


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Project Leader

Kate Duis

Annual Giving Officer
Silver Spring, MD United States

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