Teach 30 Rwandan Women to Read, Write & Calculate



The project will educate 30 women each year allowing them to improve the lives of their families, to understand their rights and to actively participate in society

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Here in Rwanda a large number of women face the problems of illiteracy and a lack of education. Illiterate women are unable to understand what is going on in society or to participate as active citizens. They can't vote on their own or fight for their rights. Illiterate women have no privacy as they must ask others to read their documents for them. As a result they are easily deceived. Finally, illiterate women can't run a business.

How will this project solve this problem?

Our project will reduce illiteracy among the women by teaching them reading, writing and basic math, providing them with business skills, and training them about their rights.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will teach the women how to plan a simple business project to improve their lives. The women will participate in society, know their rights, and claim them. They will send more girls to school because they will know the value of literacy.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £4,757

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £4,757 .  The original project funding goal was £4,859.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, NH United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Teach 30 Rwandan Women to Read, Write & Calculate