After leading a coalition of NGOs for five years to fight HIV/AIDS in Rwanda, Catholic Relief Services announced that the project has graduated, ready for the Rwandan government to now run. This is a great example of how we can “work ourselves out of a job” when development is done well. Excerpts from The New Times of Rwanda:
The Government plans to scale up activities covered under a project dubbed Ibyiringiro that aims at enhancing food security and improving nutrition for vulnerable people living with HIV/Aids and Orphan Vulnerable Children (OVC).
This was announced last week as the Catholic Relief Services formally handed over the project to government after five years of operation. The project covered 24 districts countrywide….
The project puts emphasis on food security through agriculture activities, to improve nutrition through food processing, enhancing savings culture through Saccos and enabling beneficiaries to join income-generating activities through cooperatives, and health services by fighting mother to child HIV new infection.