Gashora

Celebrate with Gashora

Gashora's Community is graduating

In 2018, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!


In 2018, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

The Gashora community is located south of Kigali, the country's capital, near the Burundi border. There is a river in the area, and eight small lakes. One of them, Lake Rweru, is shared between Rwanda and Burundi. This area was heavily affected by the war and genocide of 1994. It is estimated that 40,000 people lost their lives, leaving many widows and orphans from all ethnic groups.

Almost 98% of families depend on agriculture for a living. 70% of households also keep livestock, mostly local breeds of goats, chickens, pigs, and sheep. High population density puts pressure on the limited farmland, and when World Vision partnered with the community, 65% of people were living below the poverty line.

Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Gashora has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Gashora has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  
 
  • 54.7% of families had sufficient diet diversity in 2016, increasing from 9% in 2013, which entails eating from four or more food groups
  • 77.8% of children and youth were engaged in peace building and reconciliation efforts, including peace club activities in 2016, increasing from 70.9% in 2013
  • 107 individuals learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 40 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 2,420 children and adults are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 176 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 368 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 287 farm animals were distributed to families, providing a better means to take care of their children

Explore Gashora

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Gashora has completed Phase 3 in 2018

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!