Africa

Africa Hope Initiative

Opening new possibilities to women through micro-loans

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About This Cause

In 1994, extremists from Rwanda’s majority Hutu tribe slaughtered more than 800,000 minority Tutsis and other rivals in just 100 days. Neighbors, friends, and strangers committed and suffered unspeakable—and twistedly efficient—violence.

Through a deliberate process of reconciliation and the determination of the survivors to move forward, Rwanda recovered dramatically from the catastrophe. Today it’s one of Africa’s success stories.

On the underside of that success hide numerous individual stories of brokenness, especially among women. Some lost husbands or other loved ones. Lack of income, lack of community support drove some into poverty, even to prostitution.

Africa Hope Initiative offers new opportunities to these women through micro-loans, business training and accountability, and discipleship.

 

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