Kabuga Community, Rwanda

Kids in Kabuga are thriving, thanks to you! The community is ready to manage their own future by themselves. What an achievement!

Kabuga Community, Rwanda
  • Population35,450
  • Villages44
  • Temp 18°C
You’ve made a life-changing difference for children in Kabuga!

Kabuga community in Rwanda is now flourishing and becoming self-sufficient - thanks to your kindness and support.

You didn't just target the symptoms of poverty. You worked hand-in-hand with the people of Kabuga to tackle its root causes – making the greatest impact on the biggest issues children faced. Today, children and their families are thriving and making progress on their own. Thank you for transforming lives!

You’ve changed children’s lives. Thank you!

The people of Kabuga created this special video to thank you for the amazing change you’ve made possible in their community.


 98% of children are free from malaria.

Thanks to you, children and families are receiving the healthcare they need.

You're protecting children and their families from infection and disease by providing access to essential health services that help children live long and healthy lives.

Thanks to you, children are growing up strong and healthy and are safer from malaria by receiving their immunisations on time. Mums know they must eat well to give their babies a good start in life and how important breastfeeding is.

You've equipped local health centres with medicine to treat patients, and families are supported by local health workers who check on their children's health.


 98% of families can treat water so it's safe to drink.

Nutrition in Koh Andaet

Clean water means life. Thanks to you, it now also means freedom for the children of Kabuga – freedom from waterborne illnesses. 

Thanks to your support, families in Kabuga now have more sources of clean water and are equipped with the skills to maintain them.

You've helped set up safe toilets and hand-washing facilities at homes and schools. Your support has helped increase the number of families treating their drinking water so it's safe. This has increased from just 5% to an incredible 98% of families.

Thanks to you, families know that with good hygiene and sanitation, they can protect themselves from diseases that kill children.

“I used to miss school the whole time I had my period each month because there was no private space for girls to manage it. But since World Vision built new toilets and a menstrual hygiene room at my school, I have everything I need to continue my studies."

- Denise (17)


 10 Child Protection clubs running in schools.

Thank you for helping to end violence against children in all its forms. 

Thanks to you, kids say they feel safer in their community because parents, community members and faith leaders have learnt how to protect children.

You've empowered children with the skills and knowledge to protect themselves and each other. Children's clubs are running in all schools, giving thousands of kids opportunities to express themselves and have fun learning about child protection.

Thanks to you, children have a solid understanding of their rights and are less vulnerable to harm.


 17% fewer children under 5 are suffering from stunting.

Hand-washing in Koh Andaet

Thanks to you, children and families are eating well and staying healthy. 

You've trained parents and caregivers to cook nutritious meals with local foods to improve nutrition and dietary diversity, ensuring children grow up healthy and nourished. Families are now growing their own vegetables, giving them a wider variety of food to eat.

Thanks to you, fewer young children are underweight and fewer children under five now suffer from stunting, a condition that affects how they develop and learn.

Because of you, new mums now know they must eat well to give their babies a good start in life, and most are breastfeeding.

You’ve empowered women like Francoise to learn new skills and start businesses so they can provide for their children and break free from poverty, for good.

 88% of young people are in school or learning a trade.

Because of you, families are growing enough nutritious food for themselves with plenty left over to sell.

Your support has helped farmers learn new farming methods and ways to conserve natural resources. They're also raising cows, goats, rabbits and chickens now too.

You've helped more young people gain the skills they need to earn a living by continuing their education or learning a trade.

You've helped set up savings groups that are helping many people start businesses or pay for essentials like school supplies. With stable income and strategies to weather natural disasters, parents can support their children and prepare for the future.

Other ways you can help vulnerable children.

<h4>Sponsor a Child</h4>

Sponsor a Child

You can help another child break free from poverty, for good. Your sponsorship will help bring essentials like clean water, education and healthcare to a child and their community.

<h4>Childhood Rescue</h4>

Childhood Rescue

Children in the world’s most dangerous places need you now. Help them survive, recover and build a future. You can provide life-saving food, water and protection to kids whose lives are on the line.

<h4>Gift in your Will</h4>

Gift in your Will

Including a gift in your Will to World Vision is a wonderfully generous way to ensure the values that are important to you live on, as you continue impacting communities around the world.