The threat of another volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, one of the world’s most active and dangerous volcanoes, is forcing tens of thousands of people to flee from Goma in the eastern DRC. Learn what World Vision is doing to help people affected by the volcano.
Why World Vision is in Rwanda
Like many other nations in 2020, Rwanda was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in every aspect of life: People lost their incomes, healthcare infrastructure was overwhelmed, and students faced challenges trying to learn at home when schools closed. Since many Rwandans rely on agriculture or informal labor to provide for their families, staying inside during the pandemic increased their economic vulnerability. Schools had to use radio or TV programs to reach students at home. The Rwandan government diverted funds from other important development activities to address the health crisis, and the economy is slowly recovering. Thanks to donors and partners, World Vision came alongside the Rwandan government to help build handwashing facilities in public places like hospitals, schools, churches, and markets. Families who had lost their incomes and couldn’t afford food received packages of fortified meal staples to help keep them afloat; over 60,000 vulnerable people, including young children and pregnant women, benefited from this extra food. Families’ livelihoods are being boosted and kids’ education is being supported as the country reopens.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Rwanda
World Vision's staff in Rwanda are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For God to sustain vulnerable families in these challenging times, and for families to regain their livelihoods in the aftermath of the pandemic.
For the safety of children and teenagers, as child abuse cases have been on the rise during the pandemic.
News from Rwanda
In late 2015, World Vision launched Every Last One (ELO) — a $1 billion capital campaign over eight years to make life, hope, and a future possible for 60 million people. Explore the work that has already been done, and help us make an even bigger impact faster.
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