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.

Far too many children in Kigali have been forced onto the streets because it is impossible for their parents to meet the needs of every family member. From primary school to university, we have walked with students whose lives were once given up as hopeless. They are now growing into people of God, becoming productive and helpful members of society! These former street kids, girls and boys, are taking these opportunities to help develop their generation and break out of poverty.


Offering Hope for Refugees Through Education

Partnering with dedicated leaders in Kiziba refugee camp, Impact Rwanda is bringing hope and change through education. At the Kiziba Community Library, refugees of all ages have the opportunity to continue learning with youth meetings, English classes, empowerment for young women, artistic expression, and much more. Leaders at the library are training the next generation to treat themselves and others well, offering tools for helping their communities. Educated people can transform the darkness of Kiziba into hope.


Komeza Women Initiative

The women of J.Lynn’s Bakery are experiencing some incredible things. Once economically vulnerable and living on the edge of poverty, these strong ladies now have steady employment. More of a family than a group of employees, these women receive training in personal finances, healthy gardening practices, business, and microfinance. They are developing applicable, transferable life skills that open numerous doors beyond their employment and offer a way out of poverty for them and their families.


Empowering a New Church Community

Breaking the mold of traditional Rwandan church leadership, Community Bible Church (CBC) is the country’s first indigenous elder-led church. ITRw seeks to support their efforts of growing into a Christ -centered, missional congregation, impacting their community and addressing social and economic issues. CBC is dedicated to equipping a new generation of servant leaders, training and encouraging worshippers, and developing strong disciples of Christ.


Supporting Youth at Risk

Far too many children in Kigali have been forced onto the streets because it is impossible for their parents to meet the needs of every family member. From primary school to university, we have walked with students whose lives were once given up as hopeless. They are now growing into people of God, becoming productive and helpful members of society! These former street kids, girls and boys, are taking these opportunities to help develop their generation and break out of poverty.