Rwanda Rural Rehabilitation Initiative (RWARRI) is a national Non-Governmental Organization whose idea was conceived in 1994 in Kenya but started its operations in Rwanda in 1995. It is dedicated to the promotion of and improvement of the social and economic welfare of rural communities in Rwanda. The Organization was started by a group of professionals and self-motivated Rwandese wishing to contribute towards the reconstruction of the country that had just emerged from war and genocide of Tutsi. The Organization has since expanded its membership with the admission of new members into the Organization mainly drawn from the rural farming community. The Organization is officially recognized and registered by the Government of Rwanda as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) since 2003 with registration No 37/11 14/SC&RT. It is currently registered with the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), a government body that is tasked with the regulation of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).


The mission of RWARRI is to be one of the most valued and respected NGOs in Rwanda and beyond, working towards achieving sustainable livelihoods among the rural poor, contributing towards shaping and implementing of national and global policies that lead to positive economic, social, and technological transformation of the citizens.


The vision of RWARRI is the ultimate realization of a rural and vulnerable community that is economically sustainable, socially transformed, and food security. Fundamental to our vision is the belief that the above vision will be realized when community members themselves take ownership and responsibility for the entire development process.


RWARRI is a non-governmental organization whose idea was born in 1994 and began its operations in 1995, and is officially registered in Rwanda to provide support to the rural communities in its quest to improve their livelihoods, nutrition, food security, and management of natural resources.


RWARRI promotes the following values:

  1. Transparency
  2. Accountability
  3. Respect for human dignity
  4. Effectiveness and Equity