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Project Demo Day in Rwanda 2023

CorpsAfrica/Rwanda and Mastercard Foundation are pleased to announce

Project Demo Day in Rwanda

March 31, 2023

Ubumwe Grand Hotel

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

On March 31, 2023, after a rigorous process, eight CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteers were selected to present projects to potential donors and invited guests. Project Demo Day is a fundraising initiative that seeks to raise funds for community-led projects identified by host communities in collaboration with Volunteers. Rwanda’s event was well-attended and the pitches thrilled attendees who expressed a desire to support them.

Below are the presented projects; all projects are still available for additional funding support.

(Please visit our donate page to support a project)

 

Local Market Project

Olive Duhoredushima

Gaseke Village in Nyamagabe

Total Cost: $7,090

Community Contribution: $2,434

The Local Market Project was identified by community members. When implemented, it will save the community from having to travel long-distance, avoid transportation costs and will help them save money. It will impact 2,000 community members and will contribute to the economy by accelerating business opportunities. 

Funding Request: $4,656

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Harvest Store Project

Rachel Ishimwe

Taba Village, Huye District

Total Cost: ~$11,432

Community Contribution: ~$2,595

The Harvest Store Project is youth-led. This revenue-generating project will concentrate on: buying, storing, reselling, and reinvesting agricultural harvest. It promotes youth employment, improves market access, and serves as a community buffer stock. It will directly benefit 30 youth in Taba Village and indirectly impact 1,500 community members in Taba and nearby villages.

Funding Request: ~$8,837

Project Alignment (UN SDGs): 

Project Alignment (UN SDGs): 

Animal Feed Project

Emmanuel Manishimwe

Ntuntu Village, Gisagara District

Total Cost: $3,018

Community Contribution: $989

The Animal Feed Project is a youth-led community development aimed at providing animal supplementary feeds to local farmers and promoting youth employment. It will directly impact 34 youth in Ntuntu Village and indirectly benefit 1,864 farmers in Ntuntu and neighboring communities.

Funding Request: $2,029

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer: 

Gacinyiro Sports Field Project

Essaid Meria

Gacinyiro Site, Garuka Cell, Musanze District

Total Cost: $20,676.21

Community Contribution: $2,978

The Gacinyiro Project will provide recreational spaces including a football court, basketball, and handball courts in Muhe Primary School, and will impact about 2,000 students. The community identified that children lacked access to sports facilities and, therefore had limited socialization opportunities and were experiencing the negative impacts of physical inactivity. The proposed project will have social and economic benefits.

Funding Request: $17,698.21

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Ruhashya Vocational Center

Emelyne Munyana

Ruhashya Village, Huye District

Total Cost: ~$7,268

Community Contribution: ~$1,625

Ruhashya Vocational Center is a youth-led community development project aimed at equipping rural youth in Ruhashya village with vocational skills, particularly tailoring and welding. This project will directly benefit 30 youths (20 girls and 10 boys), and indirectly benefit more than 200 people in Ruhashya and neighboring villages.

Funding Request: ~$5,643

Project Alignment (UN SDGs): 

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Milling Machine Project

Josiane Niyonizeye

Yonde Cell and Gisovu Village

Total Cost: ~$6,293

Community Contribution: ~$2,081

The Milling Machine was identified to address how the community can add value to raw agricultural products, generate income, and improve community dieting. The project will impact about 130 households and indirectly impact about 3,000 people in three nearby villages (1,200 farmers, 200 traders, and 1,600 households)

Funding Request: ~$4,212

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Vegetable Farming Project

Eluine Rwamurangwa

Yonde Cell and Gisovu Village

Total Cost: ~$5,047

Community Contribution: ~$1,376

The Vegetable Farming Project is community-led, and has identified aims to provide a new source of income. This project will directly impact 95 community members and indirectly impact 3,000 community members living in nearby villages.

Funding Request: ~$3,671

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

Rock Design Project

Bob Sande

Nyejoro Village

Total Cost: $700

Community Contribution: $200

The project trains youth to cut igneous rocks into various forms that will be used for different construction styles. They will learn how to build architectural designs using these well-processed rock materials. Later, they will create a cooperative so they can make, sell, and build these well-processed rock materials- enhancing their income generation.

Funding Request: $500

Project Alignment (UN SDGs):

Meet the Community and the Volunteer:

CorpsAfrica/Rwanda’s Project Demo Day in Photos:

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You can still support the incredible CorpsAfrica Volunteers and projects! If you would prefer to send a check or learn about various ways to support CorpsAfrica, please visit our donate page to support a project. 

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