Since July of 2010, RSF has raised over $60,000 which has provided 49 family loans to start small businesses and has placed over 100 children back in school. We have also supported the foundation of two RSF artist cooperatives. 64 members have received either sewing, banana leaf weaving or wood sculpting lessons from hired local instructors. Markets have been developed for the local and we hope, international sales of their products.
During the summer of 2012, we built a playground,provided the primary school with it’s first library, installed five concrete rain harvesters for the Twa villagers, provided a new business for creating small clay water filtering systems, established our two Cooperatives as Rwandan Fair Trade Members and revised the micro-loan program to insure its continued success.