Meet Delphine, the 16-year-old entrepreneur with an inalienable dream

Thanks to World Vision, every 60 seconds a family receives the tools to overcome poverty. Delphine's family is proof.

The 16-year-old has been empowered to become an entrepreneur as a result of her mother’s participation in a pineapple growing cooperative supported and nurtured by World Vision.

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From fainting due to hunger to owning a food business
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From fainting due to hunger, to owning a food business

Immaculee separated from her husband over 20 years ago. Raising 10 children all by herself, with no house to live in, no work and no garden to grow crops in, was very strenuous.

Things began to change for the better when she enrolled for World Vision’s Empowered Worldview trainings, which aim at empowering people to gain self-confidence, helping them become self-reliant and resilient. Today, Immaculee is a business owner!

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Famliies flee volcano erruption in DRC
Emergency Response

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to the needs of families fleeing volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Rwanda COVID-19 staff vaccination

World Vision staff receive COVID-19 vaccine among front-liners serving the community

As of today, over 140 World Vision staff in Rwanda have received the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Government’s efforts to give priority to the country’s frontline workers in the face of the pandemic. With happy faces and in high spirits, the World Vision team was excited to get the vaccine, as it will facilitate them to access the community without any fear.

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World Vision partners with the Ministry of Health to inaugurate hand-washing stations in health facilities

World Vision partners with the Health Ministry to inaugurate modern hand-washing stations

In partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH), World Vision has inaugurated 49 modern hand-washing facilities set up at hospitals and health centres, to ensure communities are equipped with prevention measures against COVID-19. Earlier this year, we also partnered with the MoH in the construction of improved hand-washing facilities at 47 hospitals and two health centres in different parts of the country, through a RWF 290,000,000 (approximately $300,000) joint project.

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Rose, a young adult on the front line of COVID-19 prevention

Celebrating the hidden heroes helping to tackle COVID-19

Behind every aspect of World Vision's work throughout the last 70 years, Hidden Heroes –ordinary people making extraordinary impact– have risen up in every season. Among them is Rose; a young adult formerly registered under World Vision's child sponsorship programme who is now a youth volunteer on the front line of COVID-19 prevention in Rwanda.

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Meet Claudine, World Vision's female driver

Meet Claudine, World Vision's female driver

Sometimes we feel like giving up, even when we are in the winning lane. But the story of World Vision Rwanda’s only female driver shows how it is never too late to rebuild your life. Having lost her husband just six years into their marriage, the mother of two went through various challenges in trying to make ends meet. Read her inspiring story to learn how she overcame challenges and despair, and now playing a part in transforming lives.

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We have been working in Rwanda since 1994. For the first six years, the key focus of our interventions was relief and rehabilitation for the close to 3 million people that were displaced because of the genocide. In the year 2000, we began long-term, child-focused area development programmes in different parts of the country, targeting vulnerable children and their families with interventions in the areas of education and child sponsorship; health and nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene; and the economic empowerment of households.

Our more than 300 staff in Rwanda currently work in 23 out of 30 Districts, supporting more than 1.5 million people –especially children–through 26 area development programmes.

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