Umuryango wo Gushyigikira AMAkoperative (UGAMA) translates to Cooperative Support Organization. We provide the assistance to the cooperatives to improve their economic profitability trough trainings in the cooperative management and accounting, to improve participation of members through preparation of general assembly, membership responsibility, ownership of their cooperative and plans and cooperative education. We also assist them to stimulate the investment and the innovative activities such as guaranty funds for project proposals submitted to the banks, funds mobilization to support new initiatives for the cooperatives. UGAMA was created on July 1st, 1985 by the Center of cooperatives trainings and research (IWACU), a local NGO and COOPBBU a Belgian NGO. The bylaw of UGAMA were last revised in January 2013 to comply with Rwanda Governance Board (RGB).
Inshuti of Rwanda aims to alleviate the problem of homelessness by funding the construction of new houses for people living in dire conditions. We collaborate with Rwandans to build simply designed, locally sourced, sustainable, and sanitary housing while providing jobs with liveable wages to the local community. Inshuti of Rwanda is a 501(c)3 organization in the United States and a registered NGO with the Rwanda Governance Board.
Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity.
The ADAP Advocacy Association is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS. This nonprofit was developed to promote and enhance ADAPs to: Increase and improve access to care and services for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Strive Foundation Rwanda (SFR) is a local non –governmental, non-religious, non-political and non-profit making organization that was founded in 2003 with a goal of promoting social and economic welfare of the vulnerable communities. The organization operates with a legal personality No: 04/08.11 with the Rwanda Ministry of Justice that was published in the official gazette of Rwanda on the 15th February 2010. The organization also has a compliancy with Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) with No: 04/2012 of 17th/02/2012. Strive Foundation Rwanda head office is located in Kigali city, Gasabo district, Ndera sector, Masoro cell, Matwari village, KG 11 Street, Zindiro-Azam road. We desire to measure success for our beneficiaries through awareness, improved livelihood, or other criteria mutually agreed upon between the organization and the government of Rwanda. We are committed to maintaining a rewarding environment in which we can accomplish our mission.
In 1994, the Genocide Against the Tutsi occurred in Rwanda. More than one million people were brutally murdered over the space of one hundred days. According to the former Ministry of Administration, Information and Social Affairs,
more than nine hundred and thirty of those victims have been identified by name. Whilst the world was coming to terms with this horrific event, a group of fifty women met in Kigali. On 15th January 1995, these survivors came together to share their experiences of the genocide.
They had all been widowed during the violence and their aim was to provide care, support and comfort to one another. As their group grew in number, they decided to create an association to help widows and their families across the country. They called this association AVEGA-Agahozo. AVEGA stands for Association des Veuves du Génocide (Association of Widows of the Genocide).
Agahozo is a Kinyarwanda word meaning ‘to dry your tears.’ Today, we have more than 20,000 widows and over 71,000 dependents and genocide orphans among our members. We also work with young people experiencing transgenerational trauma and with children born to genocide rape.
What began as a conversation has grown into a country-wide support network helping people to start businesses, become financially independent, reclaim lost land and property, and access mental health support. The organisation was registered as a local non-profit on 30th October 1995, and is supported by the Government of Rwanda, President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame, the Survivors Fund (SURF), and by organisations and individual donors in countries across the world.
In February 2020 we celebrated our 25th anniversary at Kigali Cultural Village.