Alight in action

in Rwanda


received high-quality health care


children and mothers received anemia prevention and response services, and 3,376accessed nutrition screenings and services


survivors of gender-based violence received comprehensive case management

Founding Year
Customers served
Enterprise Director
Eunice Mwende Kiteme
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There are more than 133,000 refugees and asylum seekers are in Rwanda. To truly serve these communities requires going beyond meeting basic needs—it means helping foster a sense of dignity for the residents. This calls for providing vital services such as healthcare and nutrition for vulnerable groups, education for children who have had to leave school, and protection against gender-based violence. It also means fostering opportunities to earn a living, particularly for women.  

  • Gender-based violence prevention programs with a team of 40 full-time staff and more than 400refugee volunteers and community activists, co-creating with customers to promotepositive and progressive social norms.·
  • 300+ HIV/AIDS patients receive critical care and treatment
  • 20+ cooperatives and community groups continue to benefit from livelihood interventions to build community resilience on climate-smart agriculture
  • 5 safe spaces for gender-based violence services
Saving lives in Gihembe Refugee Camp

The Covid-19 pandemic forced the world to adapt rapidly, especially in healthcare. Medical facilities and health workers had to maintain regular care while addressing the pandemic's demands. In Rwanda, and for Alight, this required rethinking healthcare systems for vulnerable populations, particularly refugees in camps.

Protecting Libya's asylum seekers in transit

In 2019, Rwanda welcomed hundreds of asylum seekers from Libya who had been attempting the perilous journey to Europe. These refugees, seeking a new life for their families, were relocated to Gashora, an emergency transit mechanism center. Alight Rwanda's protection team quickly mobilized to support these individuals, recognizing the severe trauma and abuse many had endured.

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