A Life-Changing Cow

Florence is the mother of two children. Before ADRA’s project began in her village, life was challenging. She struggled to feed her family. Her children faced malnourishment. Living in poverty, in a rural region of Rwanda, Florence did not have many options available to her. But all of this changed when she received … read more

Anastasie’s Garden

Anastasie’s garden is full of lush, leafy greens. Some of them are clearly spinach or lettuce. Some of them hint at root vegetables just underground. Anastasie is in her garden, gathering fresh produce to cook for her family of nine. Her garden didn’t always look like this. Not too long ago, it … read more

A Male Champion

Vincent is a small-scale farmer in Rwanda. To make more money for his family he takes work as a casual laborer whenever he can.  He also often helps technicians in the plumbing industry as they repair water pipes and earns about $1.50 CAD/day for his efforts. When ADRA started the EMBRACE project in … read more

Growing Strong Children

Console’s family used to eat only two meals a day. Console hadn’t been taught about proper nutrition and mainly cooked one-ingredient meals. Her family was often sick. The youngest of her five children was malnourished, but Console didn’t know.  All this changed when ADRA came to her village in Rwanda. Console learned about a balanced diet and the … read more

Living on Cloud 9

Even in Canada, a mother with nine children would likely struggle to feed them all. In Rubare village, Rwanda, 40-year-old Gaudance and her husband were desperate about theirs, aged 5 to 22. “Because I could not feed my children I thought they would die,” Gaudance frankly admitted. What could she do? There was … read more

Mom, Where are the Vegetables?

Obed is a typical rural farmer in a dry region of Rwanda. Over the last two years, his life has been completely transformed by the training that he and his wife have received from an ADRA project. Here is his story, in his own words. “Before we joined..our knowledge was very basic. We … read more

I Was a Drunkard

“I was born in the Northern province of Rwanda.  Life was so difficult for us there that my parents decided to move here to the Eastern province in 2009 when I was just fourteen.  It was here that I met my wife.  She grew up here in this village. This part of Rwanda … read more

ADRA Gifts Change Lives in Rwanda

Ruth and her husband lived in a small town in the Eastern province of Rwanda. Together they had five children and were doing quite well. Unexpectedly, Ruth’s husband passed away. She tried to carry on but found it too overwhelming. Ruth and the children moved back to the rural village where her husband … read more

Better Living Principles

Nyirapica lives in Rwanda with her husband and her 7 children, who range in age from 19 to 3 years old. They are small scale farmers who own a small piece of land a 40 minute walk from their house. They grew potatoes and beans to feed their children. If they had any … read more

A Garden of Promise

Berancille was eighteen when the outbreak of the Rwandan genocide forced her to flee to a refugee camp in Tanzania. Life as a single woman in the camp was not easy.  She lived in constant fear of being raped.  She wanted a better life.  She wanted someone to protect her.  When she fell … read more