Impact Rwanda: Teaching Literature in Kiziba

Lauren AndersonImpact Rwanda, Updates

When planning to start a secondary school in Kiziba Refugee Camp, Oscar and those around him knew they were going to be doing a lot of work with very little. In the early days of the school they had no textbooks of their own and would have to send teachers to walk fifteen kilometers to another school to borrow books. … Read More

Impact Rwanda: Stories of Transformation

Ashleigh GeeImpact Rwanda, Updates

Impact Rwanda takes a holistic approach to meeting the needs of the desperately poor and vulnerable people of Rwanda by engaging with spiritual and physical health, and education and skills training. We focus on women, refugees, and at­ risk youth and children. Community Bible Church Breaking the mold of traditional Rwandan church leadership, Community Bible Church (CBC) is the country’s … Read More

Kiziba Library to Receive Solar Lighting in 2016

Ashleigh GeeImpact Rwanda, Updates

The Ride for Refuge was a great fundraiser for Impact Rwanda again this year. The Rwanda Riders team from WMB Church in Waterloo, Ontario raised a total of $17,000, which will assist Impact Rwanda projects including the installation of solar lighting at the library in the Kiziba Refugee Camp. What a gift this will be to all those who wish to use … Read More

J.Lynn’s Community Goes the Extra Mile

Karl GingerichImpact Rwanda, Updates

Olive is one of the women employed by the J.Lynn’s bakery in Kigali, Rwanda. Each morning, after getting her two children ready for school and on their way, she walks one hour to start her job at J.Lynn’s at 7 a.m. She works until 4 p.m., then returns home to clean, cook, and make sure they are ready for the … Read More

Thank You – Your Support Has Changed Lives

iTeams CanadaCity Connexions, City Connexions Winnipeg, General, Impact Ecuador, Impact Kenya PACE, Impact Kenya-Shangilia, Impact Programs, Impact Romania, Impact Rwanda, Impact Southern Sudan, Impact Zambia, TrueCity, TrueCity Hamilton, Updates

Each year, amazing stories happen in our programs all around the world. Here are just a few highlights from 2014. None of this would be possible without your steadfast financial and prayer support. Thank you! Impact Rwanda Once economically vulnerable and living on the edge of poverty, the women of J Lynn’s Bakery now have steady employment in a family-like … Read More

Kiziba Community Library Is a Dream Come True

iTeams CanadaImpact Programs, Impact Rwanda, Refugees, Updates

The opening of the new library in Kiziba Refugee Camp in Rwanda this spring was the culmination of six years of dreaming by Jen and Serge Kamari (program leaders in Rwanda), Paul and Marlene Atkinson (program champions in Canada), and some committed partners who prayed, raised money, made and stacked bricks, and collected books to fill the shelves. Paul shared … Read More

Thank You — Your Support Has Changed Lives!

Karl GingerichImpact Ecuador, Impact Kenya PACE, Impact Kenya-Shangilia, Impact Romania, Impact Rwanda, Impact Southern Sudan, Orphans, Refugees, Updates, Welcome Home, Widows

Each year, amazing stories happen in our programs all around the world. Here are just a few highlights from 2013. None of this would be possible without your steadfast financial and prayer support. Thank you! The PACE High School was only started 2-1/2 years ago and has already grown to over 120 students in three grades. The students are excited … Read More

Doors Open to the New Library in Kiziba Refugee Camp

Karl GingerichImpact Programs, Impact Rwanda, Refugees, Updates

There are approximately 20,000 people currently living in the Kiziba Refugee Camp located on the border between Congo and Rwanda. Most of them are Congolese, having ended up in the camp after the Rwandan genocide, when the world powers redrew the boundary lines. They can’t go home to the Congo because their lives would be threatened. Paul Atkinson, Canadian Program Leader … Read More

Thank you – You made so many things possible!

Karl GingerichGeneral, Hope for the Sold, Impact Ecuador, Impact Kenya PACE, Impact Romania, Impact Rwanda, Impact Southern Sudan, TrueCity Hamilton, Updates, Welcome Home

Each year, amazing stories happen in our programs all around the world. Here are just a few highlights from 2012. None of this would be possible without your steadfast financial and prayer support. Thank you! “Simona, a widow, was overjoyed to hear the news that she would get a new two-room, concrete block house with a tin roof for herself, … Read More

Dear Sweet William

Karl GingerichImpact Programs, Impact Rwanda, Updates

Today was day two of our Summer Camp. Late morning I was outside the main hall and came upon William. William is about 10 years old. I have known him since he was a little boy. He is very dear sweet boy being raised by his mother in one of the poorest communities in Kigali. I tried to get him … Read More