Rwanda Aid

Rural Development in Rwanda

Working closely with the Rwandan Government, Rwanda Aid plans to create a village, or "umudugudu", which will act as a blueprint for rural development in Rwanda, and perhaps even further afield

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 April 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 July 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124634)





  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation




In the aftermath of the genocide in 1994, and with widespread poverty, Rwanda faces some huge challenges, but the Government has set out a brave vision for 2020 to create a knowledge based economy and a caring society. This will be a particular challenge in rural regions where the population is fast growing, scattered, and mainly surviving on subsistence farming. There is a real danger that many young people will flock to towns and cities, with the attendant risk of huge urban slums.


Rwanda Aid will create a vibrant village community with access good quality, eco friendly housing, access to quality education and health care and good amenities. There will be diverse employment and recreational opportunities. Land will be set aside for larger and more effective organic farming. Emphasis will be placed on using the most effective eco technologies and very careful cost control. It is hoped that the village will act as a blueprint and catalyst for further development.