Kabuga Community, Rwanda

Malnutrition is a huge problem in Kabuga as poor soil, small land plots and an unpredictable climate impact a family’s ability to grow nutritious food. We’ve been partnering with them since 2008.

Kabuga Community, Rwanda
  • Population35,450
  • Villages8
  • Temp16°C
We have partnered with the Kabuga community for over 10 years; and are now seeing the long-term impact our work is having on the children of Kabuga.

Healthcare is a core focus of our work with the Kabuga community, as we work together to tackle the problem of malnutrition. In 2018 Kabuga increased the number of community health workers who are engaging in nutrition activities from 40 to 124. These activities include monthly child growth monitoring, timed and targeted counselling for pregnant women, and promotion of exclusive breastfeeding. This is having a significant effect on the health and nutrition of pregnant women and their children.

We’re working with the people of Kabuga to build a community where children thrive.

We’re working with the people of Kabuga to build a community where children thrive.

We have seen a really positive increase in access to education with primary school enrolment now at 98% and have improved education resources in Kabuga by constructing 6 new classrooms to replace old buildings that were destroyed in heavy rain in 2017.

We have formed 85 Savings Groups, with 5,368 members, which have provided financial services to members to enable them to start income-generating activities and develop a culture of saving for the future. 

We will continue our partnership with the Kabuga community until 2022, continuing to build their knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects, ensuring they will be equipped to identify and respond to needs as they arise.
community health workers received training on maternal, new born and child health.
children are being supported by 3 children's clubs, dedicated to improving child well-being.
water pipeline has been constructed, providing more than 13,200 people with access to safe water.