Volunteer in Rwanda with Community Development Program - from just $25 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Activity: Community Volunteer Projects
Country: Rwanda
Location : Rwanda, Rwamagana
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 250 to 2000 $ Dollars (US)

Love Volunteers partners with a local charity in Rwanda to support this essential program. 

The Abagore Farming Co-operative (‘Abagore’ means ‘women’) supports participating families by providing supplies and a willing volunteer labor force to assist with the labour intensive farming program. Many of the families the charity works with are headed by women, so the co-operative was set up to give them the opportunity to earn money to look after their families. These families have been affected by the country’s troubled history, and by the economic fall-out. The women supported by this co-operative grow maize, carrots, and cabbages to sell in markets in the area. Through these actions they will not only earn an income that will benefit their families, but will also be contributing to food security in the community, ensuring that people can improve their nutrition and health. The women in the Abagore Farming Co-operative learn the value of trading skills and go on to then train more women in the community. Our partner supports the women in accessing markets in the area and helps them to become small business leaders, which in turn creates more jobs for the community.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide volunteer labor to support women growing crops to support their families
  • Teach economic and trading skills to women in the community – and thus empowering them
  • Contribute to food security in this impoverished nation
  • Expose volunteers and children to different people and cultures

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Requirements

Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for people living in marginalized communities of Rwanda. While this project is best suited to those pursuing a career in the fields of anthropology, social entrepreneurship and/or economics, or those with a background in farming and agriculture, volunteers who simply wish to be involved in a more ‘varied’ project are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist and individual projects can often be tailored to suit the particular skills and interests or each participant. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

Emergency contact
Police check

Booking / Enquiry

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