Busekera, located in the hills of Muhanga District, and Bwira, located in the Western Province of Rwanda in Ngororero District, are among the most vulnerable regions in Rwanda. The remote location of both areas makes it difficult for people to access needed resources and support. In Bwira, community members have to travel up to 19 km to the nearest hospital and up to an hour to fetch water. Bwira suffers from malnutrition, food insecurity, poor hygiene practices, access to clean water, and lack of support for education.
FH Canada’s nine year partnership with Busekera has supported 6,133 partnership participants to combat these significant issues, transcend poverty, and flourish. Agricultural training has boosted the livelihoods of community members. Coaching on the value of education has increased school attendance. Raising the community's awareness of various diseases and how to prioritize their family health has led to happier, more energetic children. Change is happening.
Food for the Hungry walks alongside communities and leaders in Busekera and Bwira to help them overcome their challenges and establish sustainable thriving. Together, they annually create four primary goals to address their biggest obstacles. This year, their goals are:
Education: Increase access to quality basic education
Health: Improve child, maternal and adolescent health
Livelihoods: Improve household livelihood and resilience
Leadership Development: Improve family harmony
WHERE RESOURCES GO
FH believes that communities know best where to focus their development efforts. Together with FH Rwanda staff, local leaders conduct an annual audit to determine where time, energy, and resources will be allocated. As a result, this pie chart shifts every year to respond to the community’s greatest needs!
*Pie chart represents the breakdown of Child Focused
Community Transformation (CFCT) programming for Fiscal Year
2021 and excludes standalone projects
FH Canada walks with a community for 10 years on their unique journey from stuck to thriving. The community of Busekera will be graduating from extreme poverty in September 2022 after 10 years of partnership with FH. FH Rwanda are beginning a new partnership with five communities in Bwira.