The Garden & Greenhouse Project is one of our social enterprise projects operating in the Bugasera District, just a short drive from Kigali, in Rwanda. The enterprise is named "Icyreze Initiative", which means the "Hope Initiative" and it does just that, provides hope.
The project serves many needs at Hope Shines. First and foremost, it generates needed revenue that go to support our youth development programs. When we raise money through the growth and sale of vegetables, those profits go directly back into funding the expenses of running our programs, such as the after-school program. Additionally, the project employs local Rwandese in the community. We utilize professionally trained agronomists, project managers, a gardener, and many temporary staff during harvest periods throughout the year. Finally, we provide food! Our produce first gets allocated back to the children and families within Hope Shines and then the rest is sold at markets where the need is greatest. Overall, this project provides a small sense of financial sustainability to our organization as well as improved livelihoods in the district.
What Your Donation Goes Towards:
Your donation to this project helps us pay and train local Rwandese staff such as gardeners and agronomists, seeds and fertilizer for each harvest season, and the general maintenance on the land and equipment.
Join us and help us continue to manage this vital project that is helping so many. Come "grow" with us!