Greenhouses give us a way to cultivate stable crops such as tomatoes and create a source of consistent food and revenue throughout the year.
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 sustainability projects!
Upon completion, Nibakure will be able to provide lodging to guests from around the world– specifically, Hope College faculty and students.
One of our key objectives is to generate 100% of funds required for Nibakure’s operating budget through sustainable income sources. Reaching full sustainability will allow continued growth. One day, providing a safe-haven for over 120 kids at any given time.
With Phase I complete, Village operations is approximately $8,250 USD per month.* In partnership with Hope College, the current focus is to produce this income through a combination of sustainability initiatives. Unrestricted gifts, beyond what’s needed to continue operations, will be “invested” into the Village’s revenue drivers.
*Don’t worry, our cost per child will decrease significantly with growth.
Orchard and Greenhouses
Nibakure has invested in greenhouses, avocado, banana, mango and papaya trees. The surplus will be brought to the local markets and sold to help cover operational costs making Nibakure increasingly self sufficient.
The long term use of the facility will be to house visiting faculty, students, and volunteers primarily from our main supporters: Hope College. This will create operating revenue for village operations as well as provide the village with other technical resources.
Nibakure is pursuing additional opportunities in order to enhance stability and diversity of sustainable income sources. We expect the multipurpose facility will be a catalyst for these types of initiatives.
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.