A few months after the 1994 genocide, FXB started its activities in Rwanda by rebuilding 528 homes for orphans and children made vulnerable by the tragedy.
Alarmed by the devastating consequences of the genocide, Albina du Boisrouvray, President and Founder of FXB International, organized a mission in February 1995 to urgently help the abandoned children of Rutobwe. This event marked the creation of FXB Rwanda. FXB initially decided to focus on finding immediate shelter for widows, refugees and children, before expanding the scope of its programs to address the other collateral damages of the genocide, such as AIDS which had already devastated most of the country.
In 1998, FXB started a program for empower vulnerable families by strengthening their economic capacities. This program was the first FXBVillage in Rwanda. In 2009, FXB received funding from United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to implement 12 FXBVillages in Rwanda. Since then, 68 FXBVillages have been developed – lifting approximately 34,000 adults and children out of poverty.
Currently, FXB Rwanda is active in all four of Rwanda’s provinces, as well as Kigali City, with 16 FXBVillages supporting 8,000 participants.
An ongoing innovative agriculture project in Rwanda is intended to increase production of kitchen gardens and cultures near Rubona and Cyeza thanks to the amendment of biochar into the soil. The Biochar is an organic, carbon-rich product made from renewable agricultural waste produced by pyrolysis (non-oxygen heating) that act as a sustainable and permanent soil amendment which can greatly increases crop yield.A recent study has estimated that 12% of current annual anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced through biochar.
How we helped
- Economic Activities
- Health and Medical Support
Where we are working
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