IntraHealth International/USAID Ingobyi Activity

IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive.

That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work. For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work. Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations.

The USAID Ingobyi Activity is a five-year cooperative agreement to improve the quality of reproductive, Maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) and malaria services, in a sustainable manner with the goal of reducing neonatal, child and maternal mortality in Rwanda. The Ingobyi Activity builds upon the tremendous gains Rwanda has made in the health sector as well as previous USAID investments in the health sector to provide a healthier, more productive future for all Rwandans. Ingobyi works to improve the availability, quality, and utilization of RMNCH and malaria services with resilience and sustainability.

Current Districts Working in Rwanda

Bugesera, Gasabo, Gatsibo, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Kayonza, Kicukiro, Muhanga, Musanze, Ngoma, Ngororero, Nyabihu, Nyagatare, Nyamagabe, Nyanza, Nyaruguru, Rubavu, Ruhango, Rutsiro, Rwamagana

The Ihangane Project

The Ihangane Project is a nonprofit healthcare organization that began in 2008 as a grassroots effort to address health challenges in Rwanda.

It has evolved into a highly effective model for delivering primary health care to vulnerable people everywhere and a leader in the design and implementation of local health care delivery systems. Its goal is to achieve lasting improvements in health outcomes in resource-limited settings and it envisions a world in which quality health care leads to inclusive, empowered, and healthy communities.

Area(s) of Focus

Family Planning and Reproductive Health, HIV and AIDS, Human Centered Design, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Nutrition, Social and Behavior Change Communication

Other Areas of Focus

Mental health

Current Districts Working in Rwanda

Gakenke, Gasabo, Rulindo

Health Development Initiative (HDI)

Health Development Initiative is a Rwandan non-governmental organization founded in 2005 with the aim of working towards a society where every person enjoys the highest standards of health and wellbeing.

HDI’s mission is to empower individuals, communities and institutions to promote community health and development. Through a rights-based approach, HDI builds sustainable alliances to advocate for and support health-friendly policies and services for every Rwandan regardless of social, cultural, or economic status.

Area(s) of Focus

Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, Nutrition, Rights Based Programs, Sexuality, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Youth

Other Areas of Focus

Community Health and Development, Human Rights and Right to Health

Current Districts Working in Rwanda

Gasabo, Huye, Kicukiro, Kigali, Muhanga, Nyanza, Nyarugenge, Nyaruguru

Health Development and Performance (HDP)

VISION: HDP aims to become a Rapid Action organization, the most dynamic in Africa, which designs innovative and sustainable solutions adapted to the changing context, to ensure a better and more developed life, for Rwandans particularly and Africans in general.

MISSION: HDP’s mission is strengthening the Rwandan communities in particular and African in general in implementation of joint or individual actions by using available and appropriate means in contributing to: Achieving the welfare of the population; Improving the quality of social services; Encouraging the population to actively participate in development, to use and appreciate services; Innovating adapted solutions to newly identified needs.

WHAT DO WE DO: Our work is done through 3 Units:

1.HDP NGO: HDP undertakings are mainly Project implementation and Consultancy. The expertise developed in the organization has grown up over time from health financing to public health areas including but not limited to Tuberculosis, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Malaria, Nutrition and School health.

2. Health Facilities: HDP partners with various stakeholders of the health system in Rwanda to provide quality health care services to the population. Services are rendered through a network of health facilities composed of a Health Centre at Gikomero in Gasabo District and two health posts at Mukuyu and Kibara in the above mentioned catchment population. The primary package of services is comprised of curative, preventive, rehabilitative and community participation.

3.Health Investment Management: Health Investment Management (HIM Ltd) has a mission to provide financial services to committed entrepreneurs in general and especially to entrepreneurs in the health area by facilitating increased access to finance needed to improve on the health service delivery.

Area(s) of Focus

Education, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Nutrition, Patient or Client Rights, Rights Based Programs, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Youth

Current Districts Working in Rwanda

Gasabo, Gicumbi, Kicukiro, Kigali, Kirehe, Nyamagabe, Nyarugenge, Ruhango, Rusizi

Global Communities Rwanda

Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Global Communities has existed for 60 years.

Most recently it has been known as CHF International and, before that, the Cooperative Housing Foundation.

Global Communities started as a domestic US housing organization in 1952, then in the 1960s began to work internationally in housing. By the 1990s, the organization worked entirely internationally. Today, Global Communities works in close partnership with communities, governments, the private sector and local organizations in more than 20 countries around the world, and has worked in more than 80 countries since its inception.

Global Communities began working in Rwanda in 2005, implementing the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Program (CHAMP). Funded by USAID and PEPFAR, CHAMP mobilized and strengthened Rwandan organizations to improve and expand HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care services, including care and support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). During the course of the four-year program, Global Communities and its Rwandan partner assisted more than 170,000 people, including 40,000 OVC with:

  • HIV/AIDS prevention messages
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Clinical services
  • Palliative care services
  • Counseling
  • Vocational training
  • School supplies and uniforms

The program was followed by the completed USAID Higa Ubeho prgram (“Be Determined and Live”), which assisted over 75,000 vulnerable households in 23 districts. Working in partnership with local authorities and civil society, more than 5,000 new community-based service points were established with the goal of increasing self-reliance – services which benefited both vulnerable households and the wider community; the Ishema Mu Muryango (‘Pride for the Family’ in Kinyarwanda), a two-year program funded by USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphans Funds (DCOF). The program goal was to safely and sustainably reintegrate children living in institutions in two districts of Rwanda back into their families or communities, and prevent further institutionalization through family-based alternative care options that are suitable and sustainable.

Currently implementing the USAID-funded Twiyubake, Global Communities works in 12 districts, mobilizing more than 3,000 community-based volunteers and assisting more than 50,000 Rwandan households with activities to improve food production, health and economic status, childhood development and access to finance to support rural livelihoods and build resiliency.

Area(s) of Focus

Agriculture, Behavioral Economics, Education, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Gender, Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, Life Skills, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Nutrition, Patient or Client Rights, Private Sector Partnerships, Sexuality, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Youth

Other Areas of Focus

Health Promotion, Households Community Strengthening, Households Economic Strengthening

Current Districts Working in Rwanda

Burera, Gasabo, Gicumbi, Huye, Kamonyi, Karongi, Kayonza, Kicukiro, Kigali, Musanze, Nyamasheke, Nyarugenge, Rutsiro

Girl Effect

Girl Effect was founded by the Nike Foundation in 2004, Girl Effect builds youth brands across multiple channels including mobile platforms to inspire and equip girls to make informed choices about their health, education, and economic future. Using social & behaviour change communication (SBCC) approaches, Girl Effect develops evidence-based SBCC campaigns linked to girl-focused brands to build her agency and motivate the adoption of safe behaviours. We work in thematic areas key to adolescents’ well-being, including health, education, and economic empowerment. Through our global and national offices, we work in partnership with health service-providers and on-the-ground girl networks. We leverage our national and global sector experts to design and disseminate content through our girl-focused brands, driving positive impact in an innovative and scalable way.

Girl Effect applies a gender transformative approach, which includes the creation of girl-centred brands that are linked to multi-channel SBCC campaigns. Every element of our brands are made by girls for girls. They are built to be engaging and inspiring, and encourage girls to engage and interact with our content through multiple channels. Through this, our brands work as an umbrella for various formats and products that make up the full SBCC ecosystem. As a girl’s relationship with a brand grows, her trust and perceived relevance of content and messaging is strengthened.

Ni Nyampinga: Our Rwanda Brand

Although Rwandan girls are valued by their families and communities, their paths to adulthood are often predetermined: she is a daughter in the home of her parents one day, a wife in the home of her husband the next. Through partnering with Government and civil society, Girl Effect seeks to help change gender norms and inspire girls in Rwanda to reach their full potential. We do this through our multi-platform youth brand, Ni Nyampinga.

Operating in Rwanda since 2011, Ni Nyampinga (meaning ‘Beautiful girl inside and out who makes wise decisions’) is Rwanda’s first youth brand, designed for girls by girls. Through its various platforms, Ni Nyampinga aims to promote healthy behaviors and shift negative gender norms to enable girls to reach their full potential by giving them the information and confidence they need to thrive.

Ni Nyampinga consists of multiple platforms. These include a magazine, radio drama, interactive radio talk shows, a network of over 700 student clubs, digital platforms, and ambassadors in all 30 districts of Rwanda. To date, Ni Nyampinga has promoted behaviours related to sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), broader health and hygiene practices, COVID-19 prevention, mental health coping strategies, nutrition, economic empowerment and education.

Area(s) of Focus

COVID-19, Education, Gender Based Violence, Nutrition, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Youth

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

Gardens for Health International

Gardens for Health International is working hand-in-hand with local communities in Rwanda to end chronic malnutrition. We seek to integrate agriculture and nutrition into the health system to offer a sustainable solution that prevents and treats malnutrition.

Area(s) of Focus

Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Nutrition

Other Areas of Focus

Agriculture, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Nutrition

Current Districts Working in Rwanda


Francois Xavier Bagnoud Rwanda (FXB Rwanda)

Our History

FXB Rwanda is affiliated with FXB International (FXBI), an international NGO created in 1989 by Albina du Boisrouvray to honor and sustain the humanitarian commitment of her only son François-Xavier Bagnoud, a helicopter pilot who lost his life during a mission in Mali at age of 24. In 1989, his mother, family and friends founded FXB to continue his spirit of rescue and perpetuate the values of generosity and compassion that guided his life.

FXBI started working in Rwanda in 1995. FXB International is headed by Mrs. Christine Eggs who is also the advisor of FXB Rwanda’s Board of directors. FXB International’s coordination office is at Geneva-Switzerland. FXB Rwanda has a privileged relationship to apply the FXB Village model program, a community based program in two districts of Rwanda. FXB Rwanda became a Rwandan Non Governmental Organization in 2012.

Our vision
​A world fit for Children

Our Mission
​FXB’s mission is to address the root causes of poverty as a means of securing children’s rights to survive, grow, and develop in Rwanda

Area(s) of Focus

Agriculture, Education, Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, Nutrition, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Current Districts Working in Rwanda

Burera, Huye, Kayonza, Kigali, Musanze, Ngoma, Nyanza, Nyarugenge, Rubavu

Faith Victory Association (FVA)

Faith Victory Association (FVA) is a Rwandan Religious-Based Organization legally operating in Rwanda as a Non-Government Organization with a legal status no 13/11.
FVA is one of the largest Rwandan NGOs with a strong mandate of working together with communities in order to facilitate processes that assist in eradicating poverty,child protection, preventing violence,preventing and controlling diseases especially HIV/AIDS, environmental protection, promoting equality within the communities and developing capacity building programs aimed at transforming the society.

Area(s) of Focus

Faith/Religion, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Finance and Banking, Gender, Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, Life Skills, Nutrition, Private Sector Partnerships, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Youth

Current Districts Working in Rwanda

Gasabo, Gisagara, Karongi, Nyamasheke, Nyanza, Nyaruguru

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is an international agricultural development organization that specializes in the design and implementation of sustainable, enterprise-based agricultural initiatives. We work with businesses, foundations, governments, and communities to build customized local and global partnerships that meet the world’s growing demand for food. Since our inception in 1985, we have designed and implemented enterprise-based, agricultural development initiatives to facilitate market access, enhance agribusiness competitiveness, increase productivity, and improve access to inputs and financing in 47 countries around the world.

Currently, CNFA is implementing Hinga Weze activity. The Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity is a five-year USAID-funded project (2017-2022) that aims to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve the nutritional status of women and children, and increase the resilience of Rwanda’s agricultural and food systems to a changing climate. By 2022, the project will have benefited over 700,000 smallholder farmers in ten target districts: Bugesera, Gatsibo, Kayonza, and Ngoma (Eastern Province); Karongi, Ngororero, Nyabihu, Nyamasheke, and Rutsiro (Western Province); and Nyamagabe (Southern Province) and across five value chains: high-iron beans, orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP), Irish potato, maize, and horticulture. The Program Approach include: i) Increasing Sustainable Agricultural Productivity: Hinga Weze focuses on interventions that support an integrated systems approach to agriculture productivity and that follow the principles of sustainable land and water use, with particular attention to climate-smart technologies of relevance to Rwanda, facilitating the resilience of farming systems by improving water management, preventing soil erosion, and maximizing the effectiveness of input use; ii) Expanding Farmers’ Access to Markets: In order to enhance farmers’ competitiveness and expand access to markets, Hinga Weze is increasing access to post-harvest equipment and facilities, market information, and credit and financial services; and iii) Improving Nutritional Outcome of Agriculture Interventions: Hinga Weze is focused on strengthening the link between agriculture and nutrition to improve the nutritional status of its communities and families. The implementing partners include Rwanda Development Organization (RDO) and Imabaraga Farmers’ Federation.

CNFA recognizes that agricultural development and nutrition are intimately interconnected. To promote the interaction between agriculture and nutrition, CNFA presents opportunities for practical and economically sound agricultural diversification systems. We adopt a gender-focused lens and use social behavior change to improve the accessibility and affordability of food. CNFA enables program beneficiaries to improve their intake of nutritious foods critical for human development, particularly pregnant and lactating women and children under the age of two.

Area(s) of Focus

Agriculture, Gender, Nutrition, Private Sector Partnerships, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Youth

Other Areas of Focus

Market and women empowerment

Current Districts Working in Rwanda

Bugesera, Gatsibo, Karongi, Kayonza, Ngoma, Ngororero, Nyabihu, Nyamagabe, Nyamasheke, Rutsiro