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Inshuti Of Rwanda

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing

Mission: Building homes in Rwanda to build wellness, stability, a future. We are improving lives, creating local jobs, and growing an Inshuti community.

Results: During six-building seasons, we have raised $130,000 enabling us to build 49 houses, sheltering 55 families. In the process, we have provided local jobs with liveable wages to our masons and workers. We are an official nonprofit organization registered with the United States government and the Rwanda Government Board (RGB).

Target demographics: Inshuti of Rwanda is dedicated to providing shelter to genocide survivors as well as single-mothers and hard-working father families who are currently living in deplorable conditions due to a lack of resources.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2021 we sheltered 20 families, totaling 109 people.

Geographic areas served: Rubavu, Rwanda

Programs: Our organization not only builds homes but also supplies local jobs with liveable wages to our masons and workers. We use locally sourced and often sustainable materials that are not only environmentally friendly but help boost the local economy.

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

The amount of effort and love that every Dollar generated by Inshuti is nothing short of amazing. I have donated several times, and I’m always impressed with the high level of professionalism exhibited by such a small organization. Frequent updates via social media allow me to recognize the value of this work and how life-changing my donation becomes.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Inshuti of Rwanda now as a well recognize NGO in Rwanda,has more open doors for helping vulnerables in the country.more people will be reached and helped .it show the resilience of our donors for helping more people and for Ishuti of Rwanda growth.

1 Beth Ahern M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Inshuti if Rwanda just completed another successful building season and housed 15 families! The photos of the families on inshutiofrwanda.org speak for themselves. For the first time, they have a safe, warm, dry place to sleep at night. That kind of peace of mind is priceless.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Inshuti has helped build and provide houses to families in need for years and creating a positive impact on the community furthermore with locally sourced labour and resources. I appreciate seeing the personal stories and families who will be helped each year; you know exactly where your donation is going. I’m proud to donate each year to this charity and will continue to as much as I can

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have watched Inshuti of Rwanda grow from an idea into a reality. And now, that reality has provided homes for so many families.
What Rosa has done and continues to do is nothing short of inspiring.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Incredible organization with the most passionate members and volunteers. I'm proud to be a board member and continue to help build homes for those that need them most!

1 Steven M.7

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a donor to Inshuti of Rwanda since 2014 when one small house was built for a genocide survivor and her family living in deplorable conditions. This year I am proud to say I am the new Treasurer of Inshuti of Rwanda. I have observed with pride the growth Inshuti has experienced. In 2016 it became and official 501(c) non-profit organization. This year, even with Covid complications, nearly $44,000 was raised and fifteen houses were constructed. Since the beginning, Inshuti of Rwanda under Rosa"s direction, has grown into an extremely productive small non-profit organization which is both cost efficient and fiscally responsible. Rosa and her team put their heart and soul into this extremely worthwhile organization.
The impoverished families selected go through a rigorous screening. Most have next to nothing and little hope for the future. Upon moving into their new homes, the joy and gratitude displayed is heart rendering. For the first time in their lives they have a solid roof over their head, a bed to sleep in and a chance for them and their children to survive with dignity. The great pride they take in their new homes carries over into the Inshuti community in so many ways. For the first time these poor misfortunate people now have hope for the future.

2 Gailjean Coffey G.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to Inshuti of Rwanda since it started because I believe in the love that brought it into being. Rosa and her team put their hearts and souls into this organization that builds homes for families that have nothing. A home will provide safety, security and comfort that so many others in our world take for granted. The children in families reap the benefits of their mothers and/or fathers feeling stable and able to support their families.
Inshuti’s website is updated regularly with facts and figures, but more importantly photos of the team with the families and stories of success.
I love that local labor and products are utilized to strengthen the local economy. It also builds “community “! Everyone is benefiting!
I plan on continuing my donations as long as I am on this earth. I’m beginning a campaign to build a home in memory of my recently deceased husband. I can think of no greater memorial than a family having a home as home was dear in his heart.
Blessings to all involved.

1 cmarino1973

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to Inshuti of Rwanda since its inception. Each year, thanks to generous donations, more houses are being built by Rosa and her team. I am happy to donate to a non-profit like Inshuti knowing my donation is going directly to families in need with little administrative costs (5%). Over the years, Inshuti has shown continued growth and stability. Rosa continuously updates the website showing the families who have received their new house along with prospective new families for the next year's build. It's heart wrenching to see the deplorable living conditions but rewarding to see the smiles on the faces of the families standing in front of their new home. Looking forward to more happy and productive years for Inshuti.

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Donor

Rating: 5

For the past five years, I have followed Inshuti of Rwanda and donated to their building campaigns. I am continuously amazed at the donations Rosa and her team have raised each year to house genocide survivors. I am also confident my contributions go directly to building these homes in Rwanda with very little administrative costs (5%). This non-profit has shown growth and stability. Over the years, I have become familiar with many of the families through the Inshuti of Rwanda website. The website is informative to what has transpired in the past and what the projection is for families who have been selected to receive their new homes.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed Inshuti for most of its existence and I have watched it grow and flourish! I love the constant photos and updates during the building season. It lets me (and all donors) know my money is going to an amazing cause and helping families in need. It melts my heart every time I see a family with their completed home and a big smile on their face.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been connected with Inshuti and its progress since the beginning. Whether it be because I am a donor, because I am connected to volunteers or board members, it has brought so much joy to my heart watching this nonprofit grow & bloom. I love that Inshuti always shares the progress of the housing projects and where the donated funds are being distributed. Seeing these families lives being enriched and their conditions being greatly improved brings sunshine & rainbows to all the recipients who benefit from this nonprofit.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been donating to Inshuti for a couple of years now. I'm always impressed by the detailed updates of each year's goals and whether they were attained/exceeded. Also it is very clear the vast majority of my donations go towards the projects rather than administration of the organisation itself. The personal stories of families helped really adds to the human dimension. Keep up the great work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with this nonprofit last year when I traveled to Rwanda to watch it in action. I am so grateful for this experience and witnessing the work that this organization does is life changing for everyone involved. Donors get to revisit the website or social media and see real time updates on where and how their money is being put to use. Volunteers get to witness the smiles and laughs and shouts of joy that followed us to each building project and make the hard work entirely worth it.
This organization is building homes, communities, and futures for human beings who are struggling to make it through each day. Providing security and comfort....love and friendship...this nonprofit is truly inspiring. I will return to Rwanda as often as possible to watch this community flourish with the help of all of you. Donate, share stories, give support....a little bit goes a long way when you are giving to a community with close to nothing.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to Inshuti for several years; Each time I am impressed and pleased by the efficiency and transparency - to know exactly where/what your money is being allocated
and see the work in progress is great. I am happy to know my contributions have helped provide families in need with safe and decent housing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Inshuti is a great non-profit for it's transparency - one can choose where their donation goes to - whether it be a window, a mattress or a whole house.
The personal stories of each family that you can donate to is also an impactful way for donors to fully appreciate the potential good they can bring to the community by participating.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been following this organization since its conception and am continually impressed with their dedication to helping the lives of Rwandan families.

Inshuti of Rwanda is transparent with how they use their donations and provide continuous updates on the families that they help. As a donor, I am sent photos and stories that make me feel like I am there and a part of the build.

I love donating and following the work of Inshuti of Rwanda!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

The effort that Rosa and the team put into the project is amazing and seeing them changing the lives of families is heartwarming!!
Thank you Inshuti of Rwanda for putting up all the effort to actually make a change!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Rosa and the team are doing fantastic and important work. Providing work, housing and hope is such a great way of helping the people in Rwanda. I love how transparent the donation process is and how much love is embedded in the whole project. Keep up the great work!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Inshuti of Rwanda is continuing its good works providing necessary aide through humane and essential giving. One only has to observe the faces of the recipients, with the very competent Rosa, to realize the good works this nonprofit is rendering.

2 Betty I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

31/7/2020
I really like Inshuti of Rwanda organization I feel loved for their good deeds that help people build homes.
Thank you your support keep it up thank you so much

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As chair person of Inshuti in Rwanda i can only testify that we have change the livelihood of people in Rwanda from the beginning of the project and we are projecting to do so for many more.we made a smile on the faces of vulnerable persons who hadn’t a home,a roof by showing them love and compassion.

2 Uwambaye J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thanks for your support keep it up.we really appreciate

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Am an Inshuti of Rwanda coordintor in Rwanda but have witnessed Inshuti of Rwanda putting smiles on many people’s faces giving them hope of living.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I discovered Inshuti 2 years back and am following what they are achieving so far. I was very impressed by their last campaign and by how much they have accomplished ! It made me realize how life changing it must be for people they are helping over there in Rwanda. what a great project they have !

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

As the founder and executive director of Inshuti of Rwanda, I am really proud to share the work we are doing. Inshuti builds houses for impoverished families living in deplorable conditions due to a lack of resources. We also provide local jobs and livable wages to our masons and workers. Our houses are built with local, often sustainable materials which helps boost the Rwandan economy.

We believe housing is a human right. Everyone deserves refuge from the elements and to raise their children in a safe environment. It is our vision that once the fundamental need for shelter is met, the families who dwell in these homes will have the opportunity to start building their own, independent lives.

Inshuti of Rwanda is a big part of my life and the families that we help are now a part of my extended family. What we do makes an insurmountable difference to our house recipients and their lives are forever changed because of it. It is what drives me to continue this work. I have high hopes and great ambition to continue growing Inshuti, thus build more houses per year, helping more families, and support our community in Rwanda.

2 Raphael123

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Inshuti of Rwanda is greatly changing people's lives.
We appreciate your commitment

1 Rob G.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a new member of the team and have been completely satisfied with the teamwork and effort of Inshuti. Expenses are kept low and productivity is high. The results have been outstanding and a joy to contribute to thus far.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I have four children and I am in the trenches of diapers, laundry and youth sports. Donating to Inshuti of Rwanda has broadened our little world into something much bigger. Seeing the lives that are changed, whether on Facebook or Inshuti's website, through Rosa's beautiful photography, brings the stories to life. My older children are fascinated with the picture slideshows that show the progression of the homebuilding. Rosa captures each phase, but more importantly the expressions and emotions of the families. They love reading the subtitles and knowing everybody's names. My husband is a construction worker, so we especially appreciated the picture of one man throwing bricks over the wall to the next worker! The stories are detailed and personal and moving. Rosa sent a personal follow-up letter in the mail thanking us and telling the story of Hassan's house (he was one of the masons for Inshuti's first home and others thereafter). We feel blessed to contribute to such a great cause through a solid organization.

2 Christine M.3

Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed Inshuti of Rwanda's growth from 2014 building only a few homes to this year where 10 impoverished families received new homes. What is unique about Inshuti is their ability to screen potential families for their new "build" each year. Inshuti is very selective as to which families will receive their new home. Inshuti has certain criteria that needs to be met before a new home is considered and approved for each family. I know for a fact, 95% of the donations goes directly to the building projects. All the materials and labor are locally sourced whereby bringing money back to the community. After a home is completed, the family takes pride in it's upkeep and realizes how lucky they were to be chosen by Inshuti of Rwanda. This is why I donate year-after-year to Inshuti because I know their organization is honest, dedicated and passionate about the Rwandans.
The picture is a "Thank You" picture for the donation made for building one home for this family.

2 Helen H.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have watched this wonderful organization grow from an idea to one that has sustained and enabled families in this small Rwandan village. Funds contributed go for materials and local labor to build strong homes. The first year, there were two homes...then each year the number grew. Too often, we regard problems as too big to solve, too big for our contributions to make a difference. Inshuti simply gets to work....one house at a time. I am proud to support such a fine non-profit.

2 Sophie G.

Donor

Rating: 5

I meet Rosa and she explain me her project. I have been in Rwanda myself and found her idea wonderfull! This is a very concrete and useful help that she crest with Inshuti of Rwanda. I saw her working on the project while she was on holiday herself. She is full of energy and share it with people who need it. I could only help her by donate for the moment but if I have the chance, I would love to go and help on the field!