We are grateful that, so far, no Africa New Life staff, sponsored students, or families in Rwanda have caught the novel coronavirus. But make no mistake, the pandemic is already impacting Rwandan families in difficult ways.

Because many parents in Rwanda’s poorer communities receive their income through temporary labor, the economic slowdown resulting from this virus means many families will have limited or no income coming in. And with schools closed, families now have more mouths to feed during the day and little to feed them.

It is a dire situation for many.

Given these circumstances, Africa New Life is redirecting funds from our school lunch program in order to provide immediate food relief, hygiene products, and other forms of care to the most vulnerable families in our communities. Our staff is confident that the best way they can help families in this crisis is through provision of the following items:

  • Beans
  • Maize (corn) flour
  • Soap

We believe provision of food, hygiene, and related relief to the most vulnerable families in our communities is the most timely and strategic response we make today.

You can help with a donation to our Food & Care Program. Any dollar amount helps ensure vulnerable families’ most critical needs are met. Every $15 provides an average family with emergency food relief for two weeks.

Click below to bring urgent relief to the families who need it most.