Anastase Rugirangoga is one of our Rwandan working partners. Based in Kigali, Anastase is a Pastor in the Free Methodist Church, who also runs a charity called PHARP Rwanda - caring especially for the welfare of vulnerable women, widows and orphans. (PHARP means Peace-building, Healing and Reconciliation Programmes).
This charity was established a few years after the 1994 Genocide when Anastase returned to his native Rwanda after working for several years for PHARP in Kenya - and has been one of our working partners since the inception of The Goboka Rwanda Trust in 2009. Because of the nature of his work, Anastase is integral in identifying needs in his country and many of the projects suggested by him - like the Sewing Schemes and the Pig Breeding Schemes have been amongst our most successful.
Anastase has had the opportunity to visit the UK on several occasions and, whenever possible, has visited Bakewell to meet the Trust's supporters. He is particularly popular when he visits our Primary Schools linked with Rwanda, as he has a great rapport with the children.
To learn more about PHARP visit their website here