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Msaada – helping people to help themselves

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The word “Msaada” is Swahili and means “help”.     It refers to an active type of support.

For example, if you were to meet someone going up a long hill, struggling under a burden  and you took some of the load from them to help them get to the top of the hill, then this action would be Msaada.


Fergal Keane


Joanna Lumley


Desmond Tutu


Pippa Haywood

Msaada's support for Rwanda has now passed £2,530,000


Msaada has been selected as the most effective International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) in Rwamagana District, for the second year in a row – a unique achievement for any INGO in Rwanda to date.

And, Rwamagana District has been selected as the the most effective District in Rwanda, also for a second year in a row.

Msaada and Rwamagana District – the best of the best!

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On the right is the certificate  of appreciation presented to Msaada by the Rwamagana District authorities in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by Msaada to the development of the local livestock industry

Help us give Angelique a dry home for Christmas

MSAADA has received an impassioned plea from Rwamagana to help Genocide survivor Angelique Kantarama to rehabilitate her leaking and crumbling home.

The cry for support came from neighbours of Angelique, who told Msaada that many of the widows in their community are being forgotten as Rwanda attempts to move on from the effects of the appalling 1994 genocide.

As the country progresses, sympathy for the survivors is declining, according to the local community leaders. Angelique is one of those who has been left behind.

Her house is in a dreadful condition and the rusting tin roof leaks when it rains.

Rwanda is now in one of its rainy seasons and the rain comes in through Angelique's roof daily. This means that very often she can't sleep as the floor of her house is flooded.

She is just one of many widows in this distressing predicament and the local community in Rwamagana has urged Msaada not to turns its back on these traumatised survivors.

All of Angelique's relalatives were murdered in 1994, including her husband and eight children.

Msaada appeals to you, our supporters, to help us to help Angelique and other forgotten survivors of the genocide to bring their crumbling homes up to a liveable standard so they may see out their days in some minor degree of comfort.

With your help, we will be able to respond to this appeal.

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