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  • Visiting Interns at CIMERWA USAID Gimbuka Staff visit program beneficiaries in Nyamasheke, Rubavu, Rusizi and Rutsiro districts. 2022-08-03 / / News / 0 comments

    USAID Gimbuka Staff visit program beneficiaries in Nyamasheke, Rubavu, Rusizi and Rutsiro districts.

     

    After a nine months’ implementation of activities for Country Operational Plan 21, USAID Program has organised a joint field visit aimed at meeting Diocesan Caritas Staff and their respective Directors to share their experience in reinforcing the synergy for program sustainability. 

  • Water Kiosk FEATURED: TUBE HEZA AMAZI HAFI PROJECT GIVES HOPE TO CITIZENS OF THE KARONGI DISTRICT 2022-07-19 / / News / 0 comments

    FEATURED: Tube Heza Amazi Hafi Project gives hope to citizens of the Karongi district.

     

  • Steering and Technical Committees Meeting Tube Heza, Amazi Hafi Project hosts its technical and steering committee meeting 2022-06-24 / / News / 0 comments

    Tube Heza, Amazi Hafi Project hosts its technical and steering committee meeting

  • Graduation Project Staff during the meeting Caritas Graduation Project hosts its annual quarterly meeting 2022-06-23 / / News / 0 comments

    Caritas Graduation Project hosts its annual quarterly meeting

     

    Caritas Graduation Project hosted its annual quarterly meeting on 30th May 2022 in Ntende Hotel located in Gatsibo district. Uniting all the project’s staff from the head office to the field offices, the meeting’s main objective was mainly to discuss the Graduation Project achievements, challenges, proposed solutions and the way forward (action plans).

  • Gikuriro Kuri Bose Cover Page Gikuriro Kuri Bose: An Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Program implemented by Caritas Rwanda in 3 districts. 2022-06-22 / / News / 0 comments

    Gikuriro Kuri Bose: An Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Program implemented by Caritas Rwanda in 3 districts.

     

     In November 2021, Caritas Rwanda entered into a sub agreement with Catholic Relief Services to implement USAID-funded Gikuriro Kuri Bose, an Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Program in Nyabihu, Rulindo and Burera Districts. 

  • Nyamasheke Vice Mayor awards a Gimbuka beneficiary Caritas Rwanda through USAID Gimbuka Program awards 165 young beneficiaries during the World Day of the African Child 2022-06-21 / / News / 0 comments

    Caritas Rwanda through USAID Gimbuka Program awards 165 young beneficiaries during the World Day of the African Child

    On Thursday 16th June, Caritas Rwanda celebrated the World  Day of the African Child in  Nyamasheke, Rusizi, Karongi, Rubavu and Rutsiro Districts. Organised by USAID Gimbuka Program in the above coverage areas, the events united thousands of children and students, districts’ high officials and the project’s staff and partners.

  • Training Manual USAID Gimbuka coordinates capacity building trainings to ‘Inshuti Z’ Umuryango’ in Karongi, Rubavu, Nyamasheke, Rusizi and Rutsiro districts. 2022-06-08 / / News / 0 comments

    USAID Gimbuka coordinates capacity building trainings to ‘Inshuti Z’ Umuryango’ in Karongi, Rubavu, Nyamasheke, Rusizi and Rutsiro districts.

     

  • SILC SAVINGS SHAREOUT Caritas Graduation Project celebrates the achievements of its beneficiaries in the Nyabiheke Refugee Camp 2022-06-08 / / News / 0 comments

    Caritas Graduation Project celebrates the achievements of its beneficiaries in the Nyabiheke Refugee Camp.

     

    On May 31st, 2022, the UNHCR-funded ‘Caritas Graduation Project’ in Nyabiheke Refugee Camp organised a one-day mini exhibition to showcase the achievements of the project’s beneficiaries to partners and stakeholders. Hosted at the Nyabiheke basketball stadium, the event united over 150 people including Gatsibo district officials, UNHCR representatives, partner organisations, Caritas Rwanda staff and the project’s beneficiaries.

  • Group Picture at the Caritas Rwanda Staff Meeting 2022 Caritas Rwanda General Staff Meeting 2022 2022-05-28 / / News / 0 comments

    Caritas Rwanda hosts its annual staff meeting and get-together

     

    On March 11th, 2022, Caritas Rwanda held its annual staff meeting and get-together at Centre Missionnaire d’Afrique (CMA) located in Nyarugenge district. In the beginning of each year, this meeting serves as an opportunity for all Caritas Rwanda staff to come together, share experience, learn from each other and celebrate their achievements.

  • Fr. Yves speaks at the OSC MEETING Consultative meeting with heads of the emergency departments in Dioceses. 2022-05-28 / / News / 0 comments

    Consultative meeting with heads of the emergency departments in Dioceses.

     

    Caritas Rwanda held a consultative meeting with heads of the emergency departments in Catholic dioceses of Rwanda on Monday 9th May, 2022 to discuss ways of improving animation campaigns in their respective dioceses. Hosted at Centre Pastoral Saint Paul, the meeting was also an opportunity to share with the heads of departments, updates from the 2022 Caritas Rwanda general assembly.

  • Group picture of all AG participants Caritas Rwanda held its 2022 General Assembly 2022-05-24 / / News / 0 comments

    Caritas Rwanda held its 2022 General Assembly 

     

    The Caritas Rwanda General Assembly that took place at the Cenetra Hotel in Kabuga, from 24th to 25th February 2022 united various Bishops of the Catholic Church of Rwanda, with Caritas Rwanda senior staff, diocesean Caritas Representatives and other leaders of various other Catholic partner institutions.

  • Caritas Rwanda Women Caritas Rwanda celebrates the International Women’s Day 2022 2022-05-23 / / News / 0 comments

    Caritas Rwanda celebrates the International Women’s Day 2022

    Caritas Rwanda Joined the whole World in celebrating the International Women’s Day 2022. Organised by all Caritas Rwanda male staff, the event took place on March 8th, 2022 at our head office in Kiyovu and aimed at celebrating Caritas Rwanda Women and recognizing their immense contribution to the organisation’s mission.

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » Caritas Rwanda together with World Vision join forces for a new project 2021-11-25 / / Development / 0 comments

    “Alleviating Poverty of Vulnerable Refugees and Host Community Members through Sustainable Livelihoods and Self-Reliance Following Graduation Approach” project funded by the US Government and implemented by World Vision (Lead) and Caritas Rwanda (Sub-grantee) who are the Poverty Alleviation Coalition (PAC) members in Rwanda, wa

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE FIFTH WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 2021-11-16 / / Social / 0 comments

    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
    FOR THE FIFTH WORLD DAY OF THE POOR

    14 November 2021, Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

     

    “The poor you will always have with you” (Mk 14:7)

     

  • Partnership agreements Partnership agreements between Caritas Africa, Caritas Italiana and La Banca Popolare Etica of Italy 2021-11-16 / / Development / 0 comments

    Caritas Africa has signed partnership agreements with Caritas Italiana and La Banca Popolare Etica d'Italia for the project entitled; Support for the promotion of ethical finance through capacity building of microfinance institutions (MFIs) serving community organizations and civil society in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Vacancy announcement Youth Coordinator Vacancy announcement Youth Coordinator 2021-11-05 / / Jobs / 0 comments

    Vacancy announcement Youth Coordinator

  • visit A friendly visit and exchange 2021-10-27 / / Social / 0 comments After the African Microfinance Week (AMW), the delegation of Caritas Africa, Caritas Italiana, the Italian Episcopal Conference and the Banca popolare Etica of Italy paid a short visit to Caritas Rwanda, where they had the time to exchange views on the collaboration between Caritas Rwanda and the microfinance institutions (MFIs), particularly “le Réseau interdiocésain de microfinance” (RIM); a microfinance institution created by the Catholic Church of Rwanda. The Secretary General of Caritas Rwanda Father Jean Marie Vianney TWAGIRAYEZU, after welcoming the guests, also made a brief presentati
  • SAM at KCC SAM; An insightful conference for Caritas in terms of collaboration with Microfinance Institutions 2021-10-27 / / Development / 0 comments

    Caritas Africa and 9 national Caritas members, Caritas Italiana, the Italian Bishops' Conference and the Banca popolare Etica of Italy participated in the 5th edition of the African Microfinance Week (AMW), SAM (in French) , which is the largest conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa, held every two years.

  • happy to go back to school School materials provided by Caritas Rwanda through the USAID/GIMBUKA project ease the struggles of parents 2021-10-14 / / Tenders / 0 comments

    Parents who have children supported by Caritas Rwanda through the USAID Gimbuka project testify that the support of school materials for their children is not only for the benefit of the children but also for the whole family.

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » Savings groups help beneficiaries of the Caritas Rwanda/UNHCR Graduation Pilot project to develop their business activities  2021-10-14 / / Social / 0 comments

    Beneficiaries of the UNHCR Graduation Pilot project, sponsored by UNHCR and implemented by Caritas Rwanda, say that working in small savings and credit groups has helped them increase the income of the businesses they started after being funded by the project.

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » Families Matter! Program reminds parents to be close to their children 2021-09-03 / / Social / 0 comments

    The USAID Gimbuka project, implemented by Caritas Rwanda, through "Families Matter! Program" organized a training for project beneficiary families, especially those with children aged 9-14, reminding them of the importance of talking to,  checking on their children daily, and educating them about reproductive health.

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » Caritas Rwanda launches “Tube Aheza, Amazi Hafi” project in Karongi district 2021-08-31 / / Development / 0 comments

    Tube Aheza, Amazi hafi a project co-financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Slovenia was launched on 20th August 2021 by Caritas Rwanda and Karongi district. It’s a 29 months project which will be implemented in Mutuntu, Rugabano, Rwankuba and Gashari sectors.

  • La Caritas Un pilier de leur survie Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC): They are no longer worried about their survivor thanks to Caritas Rwanda/UNCHR GRADUATION PILOT 2021-07-22 / / Social / 0 comments

    Since January 2020 CARITAS Rwanda is implementing the Project named ‘Graduation Pilot 2020; Pathways to Economic Inclusion and self-reliance of the refugees and their host communities in RWANDA’.

  • Support  of vulnerable by small live stocks Caritas Rwanda supports empowerment of adolescents and youth to end early pregnancy and sexual violence 2021-07-13 / / Health / 0 comments

    USAID Gimbuka, is a USAID-funded project implemented by Caritas Rwanda, under USAID-Caritas Rwanda Cooperative Agreement since 2012. The project is undergoing its third phase (2020-2022), with a particular focus on either OVC infected and affected by HIV/AIDS or victims of SGBV.

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » It is always important to remind Caritas staff of its history and mission 2021-06-16 / / Social / 0 comments

    To recall the foundations of Caritas, the Caritas spirit and to reaffirm the good relationship between Caritas Rwanda and the diocesan Caritas, the department of social welfare from Caritas Rwanda visited all the diocesan Caritas to discuss and exchange views.

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » Assistance to victims of the Nyiragongo volcano eruption continues 2021-06-15 / / Social / 0 comments


    The NYIRAGONGO volcano located 20 km north of Goma in DRC at the border with the city of Gisenyi in Rwanda in the Diocese of Nyundo is one of the volcanoes still active in the region.
    On the evening of Saturday 22/5/2021, the eruption of Nyiragongo Volcano surprised the population of the region and forced more than 6,000 inhabitants of Goma to flee to Gisenyi.

  • Final results recruitment of FP SBCC Specialist.jpg Recruitment of Family Planning SBCC Specialist - Final Results 2021-06-10 / / News / 0 comments

    Recruitment of Family Planning SBCC Specialist RBF/ENABEL Project - Final Results

     

  • Recruitment of Family Planning Communication Specialist - Final Results Recruitment of Family Planning Communication Specialist - Final Results 2021-06-10 / / News / 0 comments

    Recruitment of Family Planning Communication Specialist RBF/ENABEL Project- Final Results

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » Caritas Kibungo helped them change their lives 2021-06-09 / / Social / 0 comments

    Several young people in the diocese of Kibungo are grateful to Caritas Kibungo for helping them get off the streets and find work through the training they received from Caritas.

    So far, Caritas Kibungo has trained a number of former street children in handicrafts and taught them how to save money in tontines.

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » Covid-19 prevention equipment donated by Caritas Rwanda to health centers is a vital aid 2021-06-09 / / Health / 0 comments

    The leaders of the 109 health centers of the Catholic Church are grateful for the support of the protective equipment against Covid-19 provided by Caritas Rwanda, which is a gift from Caritas Internationalis.

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » They are happy to go back to school 2021-05-05 / / Social / 0 comments

    Orphans and children from vulnerable families supported by the USAID Gimbuka project, funded by USAID and implemented by Caritas Rwanda, are delighted to have access to school materials that will enable them to better return to school.

  • Now they can cultivate anytime even in the dry season Caritas Rwanda's Contribution to the Implementation of the Encyclical Laudato Si 2021-03-30 / / Development / 0 comments

    Thanks to the funding from various partners including but not limited to Slovenia, Belgium and Rwanda governments, Caritas Slovenia, Caritas International Belgium, Caritas Austria etc, Caritas Rwanda network has carried out different activities and promoted different best practices to protect our common home, among them the protection of the soil against erosion, the rational use of water resource, the promotion of agro-ecology, organic farming, the use of bio-pesticides, the use of renewable energy among oth

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » The benefits of the "Graduation Pilot 2020" project for its beneficiaries 2021-03-01 / / Social / 0 comments

    Graduation Pilot 2020 is a project aimed at helping refugees escape poverty and improve their lives. It is funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and implemented by Caritas Rwanda.

    Their lives have begun to improve thanks to the Graduation Pilot 2020 project

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » The youth of the diocese of Nyundo / Gisenyi are ready to volunteer 2021-02-10 / / Social / 0 comments

    The RECHANGE project (Capacity Building in Humanitarian Actions and Volunteer Management in Francophone Africa) implemented by 7 national Caritas, including Caritas Rwanda, celebrated the International Volunteer Day with the young volunteers of the Diocese of Nyundo /Gisenyi.

  • Caritas Rwanda in Gender based violence fight Caritas Rwanda in Gender based violence fight 2020-12-24 / / Social / 0 comments

    USAID Gimbuka, a USAID-funded project implemented by Caritas Rwanda, under USAID-Caritas Rwanda Cooperative Agreement since 2012. The project is undergoing its third phase (2020-2022), covering RUBAVU, RUTSIRO, KARONGI, NYAMASHEKE and RUSIZI districts, with a particular focus on either OVC infected and affected by HIV/AIDS or victims of S/GBV.

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » A little help goes a long way for Burundian refugees in Rwanda 2020-11-12 / / Social / 0 comments

    “Development is the new name for peace.” Pope Paul VI

    Kayirangwa Emeline used to look at her eight children and despair. A Burundian refugee, she was raising them alone in Mahama camp in Rwanda after fleeing her own country.

    “I was always in debt because I never had enough money to feed my large family. I looked at my children, hungry and without clothes, and I didn’t know what to do,” says Kayirangwa.

  • La Caritas « Un pilier de leur survie » The savings and lending groups allowed them to clear their debts. 2020-11-02 / / Social / 0 comments

    Single women head of households in 122 savings and credit groups run by Caritas Rwanda in Mahama camp said that if it was not for these groups, they would not be able to care for their families.

  • The members of the executive committee were briefed on the project's achievements OUTSTANDING RESULTS BY “NGIRA NKUGIRE’’ PROJECT 2020-10-20 / / Development / 0 comments

    Ngira Nkugire, an eco-friendly project is being implemented by Caritas Nyundo/Kibuye under the coordination of Caritas Rwanda since January 1st 2018 till November 10th 2020, and local partners not only are grateful for the financial support by the Government of Slovenia and Caritas Slovenia but also happy of the project achievements.

  • smallholder farmers play a critical role to build resilient food systems Celebration of the World Food Day 2020 2020-10-20 / / Development / 0 comments

    The World’s Food Day 75th anniversary celebration on 16th October 2020 coincides with the Global COVID-19 Pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV 2). The FAO message at the occasion reads: grow, Nourish and Sustain Together. Since the pandemic outbreak in Rwanda on 14th March 2020, the government of Rwanda has put in place preventive measures including the total lockdown which was partially lifted as early as May, 2020.

  • Gimbuka Launch Caritas Rwanda/USAID Gimbuka project launch 2020-10-14 / / Social / 0 comments

    USAID Gimbuka, is a USAID funded project implemented by Caritas Rwanda under USAID-Caritas Rwanda Cooperative Agreement since 2012. The project is undergoing its third phase (2020-2022), covering RUBAVU, RUTSIRO, KARONGI, NYAMASHEKE and RUSIZI districts, with a particular focus on either OVC infected and affected by HIV/AIDS or victims of S/GBV.