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.
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.
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.
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,
Founder & Executive Director
Meet Our Board of Directors
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.
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.
Steve joined Inshutis' board in April and brings almost 50 years of mathematics education experience to the team. He is our numbers man.
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.
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.
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.
An important initiative of 2020 was providing significant raises to all Inshuti masons and workers. Livable wages are a way to help more than just our house recipients and allows our workers to better support their families.
Rwanda's government-enforced lockdown has made finding work difficult and has strained people's limited resources. We have committed to helping our Inshuti community through Covid by disrupting food and supplies monthly to more than 50 families.
We are builidng more than just houses, we are creating a community of Inshuti. Our community extends from our house recipients, masons and workers to our donors across the world.
This was our most successful building campaign! Thanks to the generous support of our donors we were able to build 11 standard Inshuti homes and two larger Umuryango Family homes. Sheltering 19 families in 2020.
We work closely with the Rwandan government at the local sector level to identify families most in need of housing. This year, Inshuti collaborated with Murara Sector to build two Umuryango Houses and will continue our partnership in 2021.
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.
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.