Samaritan's Purse International Limited

Raising Families Rwanda

Raising Families provides local Churches with the knowledge and skills they need to come alongside and help support vulnerable families in their communities both physically and spiritually.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1001349)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£13,400

Donations

0

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • We would like, through the church, to see a transformation in Rwanda. To use this programme to see people feeding themselves, educating their children to alleviate their level of poverty. That's my dream for the church in Rwanda to fight against poverty in our communities.

    — Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje of Rwanda

  • The Raising Families idea is so exciting because in the end it doesn't only see transformation of an individual...it sees transformation of a family and of a community...and of a nation. Raising Families is about the church being the church at the heart of the community.

    — Rev. Malcolm Duncan, Lead Pastor, Gold Hill Baptist Church , Buckinghamshire

  • The Raising Families idea is so exciting because in the end it doesn't only see transformation of an individual...it sees transformation of a family and of a community...and of a nation. Raising Families is about the church being the church at the heart of the community.

    — Rev. Malcolm Duncan, Lead Pastor, Gold Hill Baptist Church , Buckinghamshire

  • We would like, through the church, to see a transformation in Rwanda. To use this programme to see people feeding themselves, educating their children to alleviate their level of poverty. That's my dream for the church in Rwanda to fight against poverty in our communities.

    — Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje of Rwanda

Situation

Poverty continues to be a major social issue in Rwanda. Families struggle with illness, lack of food and employment. They often have poor housing and little if any income – barely subsisting and not able to afford for their children to go to school or pay for healthcare. Each day is a fight for survival; sapping their strength, vitality and feeding their sense of hopelessness.

Solution

Church Action Group volunteers are trained in how to care for the whole person – physically, emotionally, spiritually and relationally. Each Church identifies 20 vulnerable families to support and helps advise on HIV, family planning, caring for orphan and vulnerable children, nutrition, sanitation and on how to significantly improve the livelihoods through planting crops, clearing farmland and how to work with others to make the most of the resources available to them to generate income.