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
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.
Progress in Rwanda
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- Community members learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands with soap and set up handwashing stations at home, helping to protect children and their families from disease.
- More people now have access to clean water less than 30 minutes from home, helping to prevent waterborne diseases and freeing community members, especially women and girls, from time spent gathering water.
Education for Better Lives
Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.
- Parents and caregivers were trained to support World Vision's literacy program, teaching them fun ways to help children learn to read at home.
- Women and men are active members of a local savings group, empowering them to save money, access loans, helping them provide for their children, now and in the future.
- Children aged 3 to 6 were given the opportunity to attend preschool, helping to lay the foundation for them to succeed at school.
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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