About Us:

The Rwanda Development Trust was set up in 1994 after the disastrous events which occurred in central Africa that year. Although immediate help was given to the Rwandese in Goma (D.R. Congo) and other places outside Rwanda, not much at all was being done for the 5 million or so who remained inside the country and whose original suffering was never given a high profile. The trustees felt that they needed to establish a channel whereby people could contribute towards projects within Rwanda, thus helping reconstruction and development there. The need to support Rwandese in rebuilding their country is apparent. 

The Trust assists locally initiated projects which are likely to bring lasting benefit to Rwandese communities. Its main aim is to support self-help activities which can overcome problems caused by ethnic tension, poverty and the resulting instability. The assistance given by the Trust ranges from the purchasing of necessary items for the efficient running of Rwandese based ventures, to the lodging of applications for funding these activities by other, larger charities. In 1995, RDT applied to Comic Relief for a grant on behalf of the Widows of Genocide Association, AVEGA-Agahozo. The plan was to support groups of widows in starting income generating schemes. The successful application has now led to a greater willingness by other NGOs to support AVEGA. RDT has obtained a further grant for AVEGA, this time from the National Lottery Charities Board and has therefore been an agent for both Comic Relief and the NLCB.

Contact:

PO Box 566

Bromley

Kent BR1 3WZ

United Kingdom

About Us:

The Rwanda Development Trust was set up in 1994 after the disastrous events which occurred in central Africa that year. Although immediate help was given to the Rwandese in Goma (D.R. Congo) and other places outside Rwanda, not much at all was being done for the 5 million or so who remained inside the country and whose original suffering was never given a high profile. The trustees felt that they needed to establish a channel whereby people could contribute towards projects within Rwanda, thus helping reconstruction and development there. The need to support Rwandese in rebuilding their country is apparent. 

























The Trust assists locally initiated projects which are likely to bring lasting benefit to Rwandese communities. Its main aim is to support self-help activities which can overcome problems caused by ethnic tension, poverty and the resulting instability. The assistance given by the Trust ranges from the purchasing of necessary items for the efficient running of Rwandese based ventures, to the lodging of applications for funding these activities by other, larger charities. In 1995, RDT applied to Comic Relief for a grant on behalf of the Widows of Genocide Association, AVEGA-Agahozo. The plan was to support groups of widows in starting income generating schemes. The successful application has now led to a greater willingness by other NGOs to support AVEGA. RDT obtained a further grant for AVEGA, this time from the Community Fund (National Lottery Charities Board) and has therefore been an agent for both Comic Relief and the CF - NLCB.
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PO Box 566
Bromley
Kent BR1 3WZ
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 8290 5103
Fax: 020 8289 5060
Email: rwandadt@yahoo.co.uk
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