Project #186 | Assisting Entrepreneurs and Their Families in Rwanda

Our partnership with Kula Project

Due to the effects of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in Rwanda, Kula Project’s programs and the families they work with have experienced unprecedented changes. First and foremost, many Kula Project Fellows are going hungry. Whether it be a lack of money, access, or mobility, they can’t get the food they need for themselves and their families. Furthermore, due to the ban of all group training in Rwanda, Kula Project staff and beneficiaries are unable to meet and therefore are adapting to one-on-one training via phone in an effort to continue offering programs and services in the midst of this pandemic. “We aren’t a relief organization, but we can’t sit by and allow our people to be hungry, or our work and relationships with them to cease. They are our family and we are together. Always.”

One Day’s Wages partnership with Kula Project provided hunger relief for 860 struggling families, replenished kitchen gardens for 20 families, and provided the communication data needed to continue programs during the government-enforced lockdown. They were also able to fund the transportation and protective equipment that was necessary for delivering this food in line with government restrictions. Additionally, they were able to replenish 20 kitchen gardens for Fellows who had lost their gardens after they were recently destroyed by heavy rainfall. Unfortunately, 20 families in the Northern Province recently lost their kitchen gardens to heavy rains, and with $100, Kula was able to replenish them. Finally, our partnership enabled Kula Project to supply the incredible Kula team of mentors and instructors with the cellular data needed to continue communication with Fellows during the lockdown.

Our collective impact

Total People Impacted

Community Gardens Replenished

Families Provided Food Aid

Meet Emeliane

Emeliane is a Kula Fellow in the Northern Province. Through our partnership with One  Day Wages, Kula was able to provide food, face masks, and soap to her and her family during lockdown. With additions from her kitchen garden and the knowledge she’s learned through our Family Health and Nutrition training, Emeliane has been able to continue to cook dietarily variant and nutritious meals  during this difficult time for herself and her family.

Thank you for making this possible!

Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.

If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our emergency relief fund.

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