With our Community-based Development program, we help Rwandans to help themselves
We provide micro-loans, that help small farmers to increase their harvest and their future income.
Read More about our Income-Generating Activities
For our income-generating activities, we try to not only provide our beneficiaries with the necessary monetary support, but also to build the capacities they need in order to successfully use the money. Depending on the type of support and the experience and abilities of the beneficiary this can be the following:
Often, families own small pieces of agricultural land but lack the resources to fully cultivate it. By providing agricultural micro-loans ranging from 25-50€, they can buy the necessary equipment, seeds, fertilizer, or manpower and repay the loan with a surplus after the harvest.
When Solace Ministries started giving out livestock like chickens, pigs, goats, and cows, our primary goal was to ensure nutrition combined with the opportunity to grow this livestock. It was after the implementation, that we realized how helpful it is in fighting loneliness, especially for elder people, and giving them a purposeful task.
Our livestock program has two main advantages. It offers not only life-saving nutrition but also a purposeful task.
See a picture of our Goat Distribution in 2019
Giving shelter to the homeless, and renovating or repairing houses in our Communities is part of our shelter program
See some examples of our Shelter Program
To live in a home where people don’t freeze, where they are not exposed to humidity and mold, where they can cook proper nutrition and sleep properly, and where they are safe. This is for us the prerequisite to a self-sustained life and future.