Established in Rwanda in 1984, CARE International in Rwanda has over thirty five years’ experience supporting women and girls in Rwanda’s rural communities, while working with the Government to effect lasting change, and strengthening civil society for localized impact.
Since 1984, CARE International in Rwanda has focused on four areas of programming—each meeting the changing immediate needs of the most vulnerable. The early years focused on Reforestation and Environmental Protection, followed by Emergency, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation programming from 1994 – 1999. Our strategy then prioritized HIV/AIDS and Orphans and Vulnerable Children programming, followed by Economic and Social Empowerment, Women’s Rights from 2005 until 2016.

In 2017, CARE launched its new Rwanda programme strategy, identifying women and girls aged 10-59 years (in categories 1 and 2 of Rwanda’s Ubudehe poverty ranking) as the target group where it can have the most impact. Development programming is complemented by emergency programming addressing the needs of disaster -affected populations—particularly refugees.
Such an approach builds on our strengths in country as:
One of the few international NGOs leading in gender justice.

Area(s) of Focus

COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness, Gender, Rights Based Programs, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Youth

Other Areas of Focus

Economic empowerment

Current Districts Working in Rwanda

Bugesera, Burera, Gakenke, Gasabo, Gatsibo, Gicumbi, Gisagara, Huye, Kamonyi, Karongi, Kayonza, Kicukiro, Kigali, Kirehe, Muhanga, Musanze, Ngoma, Ngororero, Nyabihu, Nyagatare, Nyamagabe, Nyamasheke, Nyanza, Nyarugenge, Nyaruguru, Rubavu, Ruhango, Rulindo, Rusizi, Rutsiro, Rwamagana