Rwanda, in east-central Africa, is surrounded by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi. It is slightly smaller than Maryland. Steep mountains and deep valleys cover most of the country. Vessels of Mercy Intl served in Rwanda in 1994-1996 after the genocide and, more recently, began a partnership with Beautiful Mess Ministries in 2019.
We are working in partnership with Beautiful Mess Ministries to empower communities locally in Rwanda by providing them with the tools necessary to reach their fullest potential as individuals and together as a community. We are focusing on health and hygiene, delivering sustainable hygiene kits to school aged girls, training local leaders, and pastors on how to address abuse—teaching them about Preventing Sexual Abuse and Gender-based Violence. Community Health workshops will be a part of strengthening the overall health of this community. We will use our agriculture programs to reach single mothers empowering them in their communities. We are currently partnering with BMM for the construction in the Kiduha village of a Children’s Cultural Center.