Rwanda 2016 Highlights


 Rwanda 2016 Highlights

By Janet Reineck, WD4H Executive Director 

In 2016, WD4H sent $123,986 in aid to Rwanda. None of this went to salaries or administrative expenses – every dollar went to the projects, resulting in extraordinary progress in the communities we serve. By the end of January, WD4H will be helping 8,400 people in 25 Rwandan communities lift themselves out of crushing poverty. We are witnessing an incredible transformation as these people gain the confidence to envision a better life, and the skills and resources to make it happen. We are so grateful for the interest, support, and involvement of our dancers and donors, which made wonderful things happen in 2016 in Rwanda:

Stipends for 7 Primary, 109 Secondary, and 17 College Students in 2017

7 parcels of Farmland, 15 Cows, 17 Goats, 100 Chickens

New Businesses
Twirererabana’s Dignity Café, Abishyizehamwe Bakery, Ruganeheza Water Project

 Support for Existing Businesses
Twa Seamstresses, Kungabu Fish Farm, Tubeho Bakery, Umunezero Chicken Farm,
and Abaharaniramahoro Wedding Rentals

Co-op Leadership and Management Training, and Student Leadership Training

Community Assistance
102 Mattresses, Health Insurance for 1,500 people, and four Teachers’ Salaries

“Thank you for sacrificing your time, energy, talents and resources, and serving the communities so wholeheartedly. What you are doing in this broken-hearted country speaks for itself. Your contribution towards the rebuilding of this nation is priceless. You have given the communities a story of hope to tell, and a voice with which to tell their story.”  – Justin Bisengimana, Rwanda Program Director

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