FXB Rwanda was established in 1995 under the auspices of FXB International created in 1989. Seventeen years after the establishment, FXB Rwanda was registered as a local Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to FXB International. Shortly after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, FXB International/Rwanda Program began implementing programs in the country. By then, between 1.35 million to three million children were orphaned by the tragedy, according to UNICEF and statistics from the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF)
Rwanda’s high orphan population represented a more complex profile than any other African country as the country was devastated by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, War, Poverty and HIV/AIDs. It was estimated that the number of orphans due to HIV/AIDs would drastically grow to be over 52% by 2010 hence necessitating urgent intervention.
FXB Rwanda in Action
The FXB’s support came as a response to this humanitarian crisis to provide solutions to the needy people. For example, from 1995 to 1998, FXB Rwanda constructed 528 houses for homeless families providing shelter for 2600 people. About fifty children from centers for unaccompanied children were able to find a host family while AIDs prevention sessions were held for the communities of Rutobwe and Nyamabuye in the Southern Province.
FXB Rwanda reached more than one million beneficiaries, children and families living in poverty and/or infected & affected by HIV/AIDS. An approximate of 2 million community members were reached across Rwanda.
Area of Interventions
So far, 45 programs and projects have been implemented in 11 districts across different provinces throughout the country including the City of Kigali.
The ongoing programs are: USAID TURENGERE ABANA, SUGIRA MURYANGO and FXBVILLAGES implemented in nine districts namely Nyarugenge, Muhanga, Nyanza, Huye, Musanze,Burera, Ngoma, Rubavu and Kayonza.FXB Rwanda will begin interventions in Rwamagana District in October,2020.