The overall goal of the Komeza: Community Women Empowerment Project is to improve, in five years time, the social economic status of women through empowering them. This empowerment (“Komeza” in Kinyarwanda) takes place via: entrepreneurship training, access to capital and financial services, well-being support (e.g. food, clothes, medical services), counseling (individual and group), and payment of rent (for the homeless). In other words, in an all-inclusive manner.

The women in this project are located in the following Solace Ministries’ communities in the south of Rwanda: Kabagali (26), Rusatira (22), Muyira (20), Runda (14), Nyanza (73), Nyamagabe (2), Mugina (21), Ntongwe (25), Kamonyi (2), Kigali (66) and Kabuga (5) (see also the map below). There are in total 276 women who all survived genocidal sexual violence. There are also a few men in this project, who similarly survived genocidal sexual violence.

You can support the women in one (or a part of a) community, depending on the funding available. Please contact us for further information in case you are interested to support this project!




This project is in line with: SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 2: Zero hunger, and SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities.