Rwanda’s Presidency has revealed that their discussions held on Thursday 20th October 2022, focused on furthering collaboration towards socio-economic transformation.
GiveDirectly works in 17 Districts in Rwanda and has provided unconditional cash transfers to over 170,000 households.
The non-profit organization initiated its interventions in Ngoma and Gisagara districts and later expanded its activities to other parts of the country.
In Gicumbi District, GiveDirectly implemented two projects including one aimed at helping residents to move out of poverty in the sector of Nyankenke, Miyove and Rukomo. Under this project, 5298 families received Rwf4.3 billion funding.
The organization also run another project in the areas that saw over Rwf119 million distributed among residents to mitigate effects of COVID-19.
Born in January 1973, Rory Stewart is a British academic, diplomat, author, broadcaster, former soldier and former politician who served as the Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom.
His organization operates in East African countries including Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya where it helps families living in extreme poverty by making unconditional cash transfers to them via mobile phone.