Empowering 500 Rwandan women living with HIV/AIDS

by Human Rights First Rwanda Association


Over 50% of those infected by HIV/AIDS in Rwanda are women, many of whom were infected during the genocide through rape. This project addresses the need to avail 500 women from Kamonyi District with life supporting skills to fight stigma, discrimination and empower them with their lively hoods through livestock rearing and farming so as to adopt a pro-life and positive attitude and to face the future with hope.
total goal
monthly donors
years active


Alarming number of women in Kamonyi District in Rwanda live in dire misery and poverty because of neglect, isolation, stigma and discrimination due to their HIV/ AIDs Status. It is worse for young women whose husbands have died because of the disease, in-laws tend to grab and confiscate the deceased property alleging that the woman had brought a curse in the family HIV/AIDS prevalence has been increasing over the years in Kamonyi partly due to war-related and partly to other consequences of th


The project will reach out to these women by providing them with knowledge-attitude& skills to fight for them & work for their economic self-reliance through income generating activities like livestock rearing and by forming cooperatives. Also they will be empowered with knowledge on their Legal and Human Rights

Long-Term Impact

The project will be an opportunity for these discriminated and vulnerable women to attain skills and be rehabilitated re integrated & become an integral part of society, to stand on their own feet, improve their children's lives, gain acknowledgement, respect from family & society, not only as beneficiaries but also as contributors to the growth

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

Human Rights First Rwanda Association

Location: Kigali - Rwanda
Project Leader:
Nzovu Job Ruzage
Kigali, Rwanda

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.