Health Development Initiative-Rwanda (HDI)

HDI was founded by a group of Rwandan physicians dedicated to promoting health and development in disadvantaged communities. The founders of HDI were born and raised in remote areas of Eastern and Central Africa, where simple, preventable diseases claimed many lives--especially those of women and children. From this reality, the founders were inspired to become healthcare professionals and work towards improving the health and well-being of their communities. In 2005, HDI was born of a common passion to improve the accessibility of quality healthcare for all Rwandans, particularly marginalized populations whose needs remain under-served. The organization began by empowering individuals w...
Connect Fresh Water Pipeline to Rwandan Village
 
The community of potters in Cyaruzinge is a historically marginalized population that faces poverty and severe food shortages in Rwanda. They currently lack access to a fresh water source, and community members often go days without water. This negatively impacts hygiene and sanitation practices in the community and increases the prevalence of diarrheal disease. To solve this problem, this project will connect a pipeline from a nearby water table to a tap inside Cyaruzinge. project reportread updates from the field
Support Small Business to Fight Hunger in Rwanda
 
The community of potters, formerly known as the "Batwa" pre-genocide, is a historically marginalized population that faces poverty and severe food shortages. To address the high prevalence of malnutrition in the community, HDI will help a community of 200 people to start a pig cooperative. The cooperative will give community members an income-generating activity to alleviate the effects of extreme poverty and provide the community with a rich protein source that will reduce malnutrition rates. project reportread updates from the field
Feed Marginalized Families Through Gardens
 
The community of potters in Masoro is a historically marginalized population that faces poverty and severe food shortages in Rwanda. To promote food security and economic development HDI will construct sac gardens and conduct trainings in order to empower women to provide food and income for their families. project reportread updates from the field
Prevent HIV/AIDS among 12,000 Rwandan Youth
 
This project will provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education to secondary school students in Kigali, Rwanda. The project will work in conjunction with anti-AIDS clubs based in the schools to help fill the existing gap in Rwanda's health education curriculum. This education will empower students with the tools to think critically, protect themselves, and ultimately reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancies, and reproductive illnesses in Rwanda. project reportread updates from the field
Construct a Workshop for Female Artisans in Rwanda
 
The community of potters in Cyaruzinge is a historically marginalized population that faces poverty and severe food shortages in Rwanda. To promote economic development in this community, HDI will construct a workshop to provide 30 female artisans with a space to safely create and store their unique products. project reportread updates from the field
Build homes for an impoverished Rwandan community
 
This project will support 40 families to construct modern, brick homes in a rural Rwandan community. The families are members of the Community of Potters, an economically disadvantaged and historically marginalized group. The project will support families to move from their existing grass-thatched huts into clean homes with access to water and electricity, promoting greater health and access to proper hygiene and sanitation.
 
   

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