AVEGA-Agahozo represents 20,000 genocide widows and over 70,000 of their dependents across the country. We deliver health care, trauma therapy and business support to our members, as well as organising informal sports events and youth activities for the next generation, including children born to rape and those with transgenerational trauma.
As well as our core beneficiaries, we also run three health centres, one in Kigali, one in Rwamagana and one in Bugesera. These health centres cater for survivors with ongoing conditions such as HIV, but they also provide health services for the general public. We are strongly involved in government campaigns to screen for, and treat, hepatitis, STIs and tuberculosis.
We also work in partnership with FARG to run elderly care homes for survivors with no remaining family to assist them in old age.