Educate 500 On Women's Property Rights in Rwanda

$819 $4,381
Raised Remaining


APROFER, a Global Grassroots sponsored project created by 16 local women, will fight violence against women associated with property rights through trainings in the rural Ngorero District of Rwanda.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

If men, women, children and the local government have access to education concerning property rights protecting women, there will be a greater level of understanding among couples and the local government to uphold the law when land disputes erupt. Women are often evicted from land that is rightfully theirs because there is little knowledge about the laws that protect them among the local population and authorities. The project will benefit 500 community members in its first year of operations.

How will this project solve this problem?

APROFER will focus on training different segments of the local population and follow up with periodic community visits. Regular assessment will measure change and identify areas where the project can be more supportive to the local population.

Potential Long Term Impact

APROFER envisions that education about property rights and law will have an impact on the community's perception of gender equality, and that a greater number of people will be informed and able to defend their legal rights.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $819

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 $819 .  The original project funding goal was $5,200.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, New Hampshire United States

Where is this project located?

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