ABOUT HIH dev: HIHD is a social and economic development organization dedicated to promote the living conditions of vulnerable and marginalized people as well as protecting and defending their rights. HIHD was founded in 2012 by good-hearted people motivated by the disarray and precarious situations through which people lived especially those orphans, widows, people living with albinism, girls heads of households as a result from the hard times and civil wars that Rwanda passed through before and after colonization period. These led to excessive unemployment youth and severe conditions for marginalized groups; therefore, there was strong need to reintegrate them socially and economically in developing vocational skills; providing training and awareness campaigns on peace building , human rights and ensuring education and innovation in job creation.
MISSSION: Our mission is to promote the wellbeing of the population in general, especially communities living in economically difficult situation, orphans, unemployed youth, women and girls, widows and the disabled unable to take care of themselves.
VISION: We envision a future where all citizens have the same value and a standard living condition.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: To raise the income and employment of youths, single mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS of small-scale activities through different sustainable business development, Promote WLWHIV/AIDS entrepreneurship and their increased participation in the economy of the country, Behavior change of WLWHIV/AIDS into business oriented, Markets research initiated, Increase their technical capacity through financial literacy and saving education training, Kitchen garden, livestock rearing put in place,Inclusion of WLWHIV/AIDS in all daily activities to build strongly their families and the country, Self- Financing, To increase their healthy state through promoting the hygiene and sanitation and nutrition study, HIV/AIDS prevalence rate reduced. No more stigma and marginalization and Promoting access to clean water by introducing the rain water harvesting system and bio-sand water filter construction in the marginalized communities.
Since its establishment, HIHD has partnered with the international organizations and good hearted people to implement various projects worth more than $ 8,90,000 in the areas of HIV prevention, family planning, economic inclusion and opportunities in favor of socio-economically vulnerable people, child street protection and reintegration, Promotion of human rights including people with disability and chronic diseases and marginalized communities, promotion of hygiene and sanitation as well capacity building of the communities and community based organizations (CBOs) in the Districts of Rubavu, Rutsiro, Burera, Musanze, Nyabihu , Ngororero, Muhanga, Rwamagana and Huye.
APPROACH: To achieve our success, we initiate our projects at community level, they become community driven projects. They are community members who are benefiting from the project at the same time changing living conditions in their community and contributing to its development. Our goal is not just to get a change, but to make sure it’s a long-lasting community driven change with a great foundation.