When I Grow Up...
Want to learn about what we want to be when we grow up? Click here!
We have come a long way since Nibakure started. Click here to explore our growing village.
Just for Fun
It's not all work and school at the village, click this link to see what we do for fun!
Meet the Kids
We have become brothers and sisters but each of us have our own unique story, learn more about us by clicking here!
We work hard to incorporate as much local "man-power" as possible. In this case, however, it is woman-power as Nibakure has partnered with a local women's co-op to complete some of our recent projects onsite!
Today, Nibakure is home to 17 former orphans and seven, wonderful caregivers. We also care for an additional 16 kids who live in the surrounding area. We are very blessed.
Over the next five years, our goal is to generate 100% of Nibakure’s operating budget through sustainable income sources. Achieving this objective will allow continued growth. One day, Nibakure Village will be home to more than 120 kids at any given time.
We dream big and ask for your help. We are asking 80 people to pledge support at one of 16 levels, ranging between $1-$30,000. If five gifts are received at each level by the end of 2013, we’ll reach our goal of $544,455.
sometimes pictures tell a better story
We can't thank each of you enough for helping us have a brighter future!
A group of Hope College students arrived on site at the beginning of May!
It's not all business here at Nibakure, we love playtime with games like jumprope and hopskotch!
The kids help with chores around the village, here is Yves helping with laundry.
Nibakure: Give them Hope, Let them Grow
Words of Hope
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A snippit of life at the Village
Yvette lost her parents five years ago due to illness. Before coming to Nibakure, Yvette lived in the Kageyo Refugee Camp in Northern Rwanda with her auntie and three siblings: Uwase, Gad and Grace. Life in the camp was difficult for Yvette.Due to the poor living conditions, her auntie decided to look for a children’s village for Yvette...Yvette’s life has completely changed after coming to Nibakure. Click here to learn more about Yvette.
Serapie Mukambungo, 39, is an experienced caregiver. As Head Mama she leads all aspects of the Mama’s work—from nurturing the children to preparing meals to doing laundry. She also directs Nibakure's gospel choir rehearsals and often reads the Bible to the children in the evening. Learn more about Serapie here
Nibakure Village, with the help of the widows of Rwanda, will provide orphaned children with safe housing, a foster family, healthcare, education and career training. Our mission to these children is to “Let Them Grow, Give Them Hope”– Nibakure in Kinyarwanda.
Develop a vibrant, sustainable village which will house up to 150 children ages 6 years old and up. We focus on the child’s needs holistically through on-site education, healthcare, counseling, spiritual development and career planning.