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The first house we built was for Solome in 2014, and that just . . . happened.

For our 2017 building season, we built ten houses! This year we began working closely with Murara Sector leaders to identify homeless families. We found 130 people in the Murara Sector who were in immediate need of housing, and most of our 2017 families came from this list. We also began helping masons who had worked with Inshuti since our first house. Now we plan to help both single-mother families and families with working fathers who are still struggling.

During 2016 we built six houses, again focusing on single-mother families. As Inshuti of Rwanda began growing into a small nonprofit organization, we realized the need for sets of guidelines when choosing house recipients out of the numerous impoverished families. We decided house recipients must own land and have at least three children of young age.

For our 2017 building season, we built 10 houses! This year we began working closely with Murara Sector leaders to identify homeless families. We found 130 people in the Murara Sector who were in immediate need of housing, and most of our 2017 families came from this list. We also began helping masons who had been working with Inshuti since our first house. Now we plan to help both single-mother families and families with working fathers who are still struggling.

Our most successful building season happened in 2021, constructing 15 new Inshuti houses. Eight families were selected from Murara Sector's housing list as we continue our close collaboration in sheltering those most in need. The sector provided a waiver for tax-free materials, greatly diminishing the overall cost to each house. We also housed six Inshuti worker families and the daughter of a 2016 house recipient.

Our most successful building season happened in 2021, constructing 15 new Inshuti houses. Eight families were selected from Murara Sector's housing list as we continue our close collaboration in sheltering those most in need. The sector provided a waiver for tax-free materials, greatly diminishing the overall cost to each house. We also housed six Inshuti worker families and the daughter of a 2016 house recipient.

We have BIG plans for 2022; building 20 new houses! Since acquiring nonprofit status in Rwanda, we will also be working with Rubavu District to select families. Our 2022 house recipients have a wide range of backgrounds; almost all were chosen from the Rwandan government housing list; most are single mothers, while many are genocide survivors and widows. As always, we reserved a few slots for Inshuti workers to continue strengthening our Inshuti community.

Meet Our 2023 Families
Meet Our 2023 Families