About Us

World Vision began working in Rwanda in 1994 to respond to the unprecedented chaos caused by the genocide. 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 after this tragedy.

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 economic empowerment of households.

Today, our more than 300 staff in Rwanda work in 24 out of 30 Districts, supporting more than 1.2 million people –especially children– through 27 area development programmes spread across the “land of a thousand hills”.