The Blog

Back to school

Tue, 2010-02-02

This is the day mothers all over Rwanda have been waiting for with eager anticipation since the beginning of October. The new school term starts today. Classes broke up an eternity ago and after the long Christmas break pencils are sharpened and satchels packed. The signs were there yesterday.

A taxing problem

Fri, 2010-01-22

We have been working with a number of widows groups for some months now. One significant difficulty these women face in trying to set up their businesses is the number in each group.

Football mad

Fri, 2010-01-22
Wherever you look in Kigali, football is everywhere. Football shirts display the local loyalties (usually Manchester United or Chelsea) and the backs of taxi buses are emblazoned with the big team colours.

Wet, wet, wet

Thu, 2010-01-14
After months of wondering where our next rain was coming from the new year has brought us more wet stuff than we know what to do with. Instead of short sharp showers we are now getting long and steady downpours.