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Inshuti of Rwanda
Annual Report 2020
Who We Are
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Who We Are

Inshuti of Rwanda is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to building homes for extremely poor people living in deplorable conditions in Rwanda. The word Inshuti in the Kinyarwanda language means friends.

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Our Mission

Building sustainable homes in Rwanda to build wellness, stability, and a future. We are improving living conditions, creating local jobs and growing a community of Inshuti.

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Our Vision

We believe housing is a human right. Everyone deserves refuge from the elements and to raise their children in a safe environment. It is our vision that once the fundamental need for shelter is met, families who dwell in these homes will have the opportunity to start building their own independent lives.

Letter From Inshuti's Executive Director
Rosa Marino

Dear Inshuti (Friends),

In great part to the generosity of our donors, 2020 was our most impactful year yet. We were able to raise more money, build more houses, and change more lives than ever before.

I’m very proud of our numerous accomplishments, which you will find highlighted in the remainder of our annual report. Most touching to my heart, is the growing connection between our Rwandan community and our donors. House recipients are not only thankful for their homes, but grateful that people in the developed world are concerned about their wellbeing and safety. Equally important is the outpouring of love sent from our donors to our Rwandan community. I feel people support our mission and know their donation is going directly to those in most need, instead of being lost in administration costs.

Please stay involved with our organization by following us on social media, visiting our website, and helping spread our mission to friends and family. Inshuti donors are vital to our building projects. We can not do it without your support.

Murakoze Cyane (Thank you),
For being a part of our growing Inshuti community,
Rosa Marino
Founder & Executive Director

Meet Our Board

Meet Our Board of Directors

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Rosa Marino
Founder & Executive Director

Rosa has dedicated a portion of her life to helping shelter her community of Inshuti in Rwanda . Her drive and passion is the heart of our organization.

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Beth Mitchell

New to the board since April, Beth is a mother of four children. She is grateful for this opportunity to spread love to some of God’s children in Rwanda.

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Steve Marino

Steve joined Inshutis' board in April and brings almost 50 years of mathematics education experience to the team. He is our numbers man.

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Scott Cohen
Media Director

Scott first got involved with Inshuti in 2016, while helping build our website. He then joined the board and has continued to support our families in Rwanda.

We are looking for a fifth board member, consider joining this amazing team and help build our organization.
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Summary of Building Program
Summary of
building program

February of 2020 marked the completion of our most successful building campaign. Inshuti raised $36,350 which allowed us to build 11 standard Inshuti homes and two larger Umuryango Family homes. We sheltered 19 families this year alone.

House Counter
Your Donation At Work
Standard Houses
Umuryango Houses
Families Helped
People Housed
Pie Chart
Building Expenses

We are proud to keep administration costs down to a minimum. That means 95% of your donation goes directly into our house building projects and the Rwandan economy. You can be sure your money is going to those who need it most.

Accomplishments Title
What we accomplished this year
Donor Growth
Donor Growth

Thanks to our growing community of donors we have been able to increase our budget with each building season. Allowing us to construct more houses and help more families in the process.

Who Are Inshuti Families
Who Are
Inshuti Families

We are dedicated to providing shelter to genocide survivors as well as single-mothers and hard-working father families who are currently living in poor conditions due to a lack of resources.

Our families typically have three or more school age children. By focusing on younger families, our houses will have a longer lasting impact by improving their lives early on.