Oxfam in Rwanda

Godelive Nyirabakobua, a pineapple farmer who has received support from Oxfam. Photo: Simon Rawles

From our staff

Dieudonne Rutware, Value Chain Advisor

 I joined Oxfam in 2002, when Rwanda was still emerging from the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, while Oxfam was implementing a peace-building and development programme. Our approach was unique in Rwanda as it combined training in conflict management with grants for community projects. We helped people work together to generate income and to learn how to manage conflicts within the group.

Today, our work has changed, and we now focus on helping women to become leaders and earn a better living through their businesses. We do this by working with private sector companies, research institutes and local entrepreneurs.


Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Rwanda (PDF, 221KB)

DRC crisis

Renewed conflict has caused over 760,000 people to flee their homes in eastern Congo since the start of 2012. 

Conflict in DR Congo

In 2012-13 Oxfam directly helped:

15,000
people in
Rwanda

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