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Partnership is central to CARE's work in Rwanda, and we greatly value our strategic partnerships with key Government institutions, UN agencies, research instiutions and private sector actors, as well as with civil scoiety. CARE has an extensive network of local partner NGOs in Rwanda, with whom we have worked over several years to develop shared capacities in effective program delivery, as well as strategic leadership and accountability. During 2012, CARE Rwanda transformed its approach to partnership. Currently, more than 70% of our programming is implemented through and with partners, which allows our partners to continue to strengthen their capacities and benefit from CARE's technical and management support, while ensuring sustainability and impact at scale for both our programs.

The Rwanda Women Network works in areas of socio-economic development for women. Established in 1997, the NGO fosters the women participation and grassroot solutions to community challenges. It has received multiple international awards for its work such as the UN-Habitat Dubai International Award in 2007. 

For further information, please see the Rwanda Women Network website.

Founded in 2006, Sonke Gender Justice is a leading organization on male empowerment in female issues. With CARE Rwanda and RWAMREC, the organization works to educate men in gender equality and women's empowerment. Their vision is to find just and happy relationships between men, women, and children through development of democratic communities. They also promote the eradication of domestic and sexual violence and the promotion of sexual health. 

For further information, please see the SONKE website.

The Rural Environment and Development Organization (REDO) has been operating in Rwanda since 1999 where they have been working to develop and conserve rural communities and environments. With CARE Rwanda, they have been working within area of socio economic progress of historically marginalized groups. They have worked with on CARE Rwanda's projects such as EEEGL specifically in the districts of Musanze and Burera.

The UN Women seeks to further the success of gender equality throughout the world and within CARE Rwanda's work, the UN Women's focus on the fight against violence against women creates support and advocacy for the VW Program. 

For further information, please see the UN Women website.

The United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) seeks to secure the opportunity for women and young people so that pregnancy and births are protected in order to fullfill every young person's potential. For CARE Rwanda, UNFPA is an important partner when it comes to advocacy in relation to the health sector. They can also play a possible role in the scale-up of tested models by adding funds to ongoing initiatives.

For further information, please see the UNFPA Rwanda website.

The United Nation Children's Fund's (UNICEF) presents in Rwanda overlooks the strengthening of human resources and building the capacity of national institutions for benefit of Rwandan children. For CARE Rwanda, UNICEF provides technical and financial support to line ministries that contribute to OVC well-being, and is engaged in advocacy with them to make budget available for OVC specifically. 

For further information, please see the UNICEF Rwanda website.

Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) serves the economically active Rwandans who do not have access to regular banking services. As a Christian microfinance institution, it seeks to provide banking services to rural and poor individuals who have been turned away from regular banking alternatives. Through holistic methods, the banks aims to improve lives economically, spiritually, and socially. As an MFI, they have supported CARE Rwanda through the SAFI project in Gatsibo district since 2009.

For further information, please see the UOB website.

Vision Finance Company (VFC) is a local Rwandan microfinance is a subsidiary of World Vision International. It aims to provide financial and non-financial services to Rwandans in need especially women through micro-loans and financed micro-enterprises. In its work with CARE Rwanda, it stands as a formal financial institution which many of CARE's VSL groups are supported by through voluntary savings, loands, insurance, etc. 

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Rwanda is an award-winning non-governmental, non-profit organization that works at the grassroots level. It is a volunteer membership organization for women and vulnerable Rwandan youth. The YWCA of Rwanda was established in February of 1995, following the Rwandan Genocide and in response to the dismal situation of the many widows and children left in its wake. Currently, the YWCA has more than 1500 members – volunteers, women, and girls grouped into 77 working groups. Its programs directly reach nearly 20,000 beneficiaries, focusing on the most vulnerable Rwandans. This includes:

  • Women, specifically young women (30 and below)
  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
  • Historically Marginalized People (HMP)
  • Widows and rural vulnerable women

These 20,000 direct beneficiaries in turn support tens of thousands of family and community members.

For further information please see the YWCA website.

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