Copy of Best Family Rwanda
In 1994, Rwanda suffered one of history’s greatest genocides. In 100 days, around a million people were slaughtered as the Hutu attempted to wipe out the Tutsi. It was a dark time in the country’s history, but in the darkness, we found hope, confident hope. The following Bible verse inspired us to put our trust in God, rise up, and build our lives:
I PRAY THAT GOD, THE SOURCE OF HOPE, WILL FILL YOU COMPLETELY WITH JOY AND PEACE BECAUSE YOU TRUST IN HIM. THEN YOU WILL OVERFLOW WITH CONFIDENT HOPE THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. ROMANS 15:13
The genocide left 300,000 children as orphans, robbed of innocence after witnessing such evil. God brought us together while we were enduring great hardships as orphans of the genocide. We grew together and began to see the benefit and blessing of helping one another to succeed, whether it was sharing school supplies, food, or other daily needs. We banded together and called ourselves Best Family Rwanda. In 2001, we decided to make Best Family Rwanda (BFR) an official organization. After starting with just 3 young men, BFR now serves hundreds of children and youth who are orphaned and/or vulnerable in their community.
Best Family Rwanda (BFR) is an organization that focuses on family preservation by providing holistic care to the children and families in our programs. Every child in BFR either lives with an immediate family member, extended family member, or with a member of the community that has lovingly taken a child into their home. We’re not an orphanage. We’re not a children’s home. We are a family-based care ministry, because we believe God’s design for children is a family environment.
Best Family Rwanda serves three communities within the city of Kigali. We began in the southwestern sector of Gikondo in 2004. Then in 2013, we continued into the northern sector of Kinyinya and worked primarily in villages established by the government for widowed survivors of the 1994 genocide. In 2014, we expanded into the southeastern sector of Nyarugunga, a village built by the government for widows and also for injured military veterans.Visit Best Family Rwanda for more.