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Income

War and genocide have a huge impact on survivors’ abilities to earn a living. Public infrastructure collapses, including the police force, hospitals, health clinics and schools. Civilians are vulnerable to violence, rape and theft. It is too dangerous for people to farm their land and their livestock is stolen, depriving them of their livelihood. Vast populations fleeing conflict leave labour shortages in some areas, while creating overcrowding in others. Schools close and children are not educated. Communities fall apart, and cannot support the growing number of vulnerable groups. Therefore vocational training, jobs and regular income are essential for survivors’ recovery and community peace building.

Income
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Fabiola’s story

Fabiola, 36, is using skills learned at Aspire to help change her life.

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Finding solace in community

Clémence was a single parent, struggling to raise her five kids before she joined Aspire.

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Founding the Wanda Bakery

Women use their kitchen skills to earn crucial income in post-genocide Rwanda.

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Women are strong together

In Patongo, women are working together to generate, save and invest their income.