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Handicap International - Rwanda

HI Rwanda This link opens in a new tab/window. Handicap International (HI) is an international federation of nongovernmental organizations (NGO) established to aid vulnerable populations, particularly people with disability (PWD), their families, and communities throughout the world.
Since 1982, HI has worked in more than 60 countries to alleviate suffering caused by conflict, natural disaster, poverty, and exclusion from society. Raising awareness around the rights and essential needs of PWD is at the root of all of HI’s programs.

HI established a program in Rwanda in response to people with disability resulting from the 1994 genocide. To aid in the reconstruction, HI Rwanda developed programs for PWD in collaboration with seven local partners, in the following areas:

  • Prevention and care of disabling and chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS and Epilepsy,
  • Inclusive education,
  • Community-based rehabilitation,
  • Promotion of mental health,
  • Gender-based violence,
  • Accessibility/eliminating physical barriers by building ramps, widening doors, etc.
  • Health, livelihood, and security.

At the forefront of HI Rwanda’s work is the engagement of people with disability in the provision of care and services for those infected with and affected by HIV. HI Rwanda's ultimate goal is to ensure that the needs of vulnerable members of society are always considered.

For more detail on TA-NPI's work with HI - Rwanda, please visit our stories page.