Desks with laptops

14 December 2022

Training of 50 farmers started!

We started the training of 50 farmers in the pilot villages. Six drip irrigation systems will be built in the course of the project.

Desks with laptops

21 October 2022

International visit to the pilot villages!

As part of the Offgrid Solar Forum in Kigali, 60 participants from all over the world visited the two pilot villages.

Desks with laptops

14 October 2022

"Smart Classroom" set up!

Sustainable Villages Foundation, together with the "Ecole Primaire de Juru" and with financial support from the Schmitz Foundations' Small Projects Fund, has set up a Smart Classroom with 31 Windows laptops.

Bau des Kindergartens

06 October 2022

Construction of the nursery school has started!

After a short delay, the construction of the nursery school /ECD (Early Childhood Development) has now started. The first phase consists of a classroom, an office, a kitchen and sanitary facilities.

Diskussion mit Grundschullehrern

09 September 2022

The primary school now has solar power!

In cooperation with a local Rwandan solar company, the electrification of the "Juru Primary School" with almost 900 pupils and 20 classrooms was completed today. 

Bau des Kindergartens

01 August 2022

Baseline needs assessment finalized!

We have been working on the basis of the needs assessment data since last year. After intensive work, it has now finally been completed as a document.

Diskussion mit Grundschullehrern

20 July 2022

Memorandum of Understanding for construction of nursery school signed!

Earth Enable, a social enterprise that offers affordable and durable earthen housing solutions, and the Foundation signed a MoU for the construction of the model house in the pilot village Rugarama.

Diskussion mit Grundschullehrern

29 June 2022

Memorandum of Understanding on school electrification agreed!

Juru Primary School and the Foundation signed a MoU to electrify the primary school with a solar system, to install a smart classroom with laptops and to support teacher training in IT and English.


25 May 2022

Board of Trustees' Chairpersons elected

Francine Munyaneza, the CEO and Founder of Munyax Eco, has been elected as Chairwoman of Sustainable Villages Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Olivier Kraft, an Independent Consultant in Finance, has been elected as Deputy Chairman. Both are based in Kigali.

Diskussion mit Grundschullehrern

20 April 2022

95% of households now have electricity!

In the villages of Rugarama and Bisgara, 95% of households now have solar power. 16% of households have optimised cook stoves that use 80% less firewood than conventional three-stone fireplaces.

Diskussion mit Grundschullehrern

11 April 2022

Agreement with "MINALOC" and "RGB"!

In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Sustainable Villages Foundation (SVF) and the Ministry for Local Governance (MINALOC) have described the fields of activity of the foundation. The Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) has recognised SVF as an "International Non-Governmental Organisation".

Diskussion mit Grundschullehrern

24 September 2021

Household electrification via local savings groups!

In the villages of Rugarama and Bisgara, ENGIE Energy Access (formerly Mobisol) has installed small solar offgrid systems (three lamps, radio, mobile phone charging) in 30% of households without electricity.

Diskussion mit Grundschullehrern

11 August 2021

The school has water again!

The cistern of the primary school in Bisagara is repaired and filled with water!

Diskussion mit Grundschullehrern

30 April 2021

First projects launched!

Immediately following the needs assessment and household survey, the first projects were launched.

Diskussion mit Grundschullehrern

28 April 2021

Successful household survey and needs assessment!

What is really needed in the two pilot villages?


19 February 2021

Website goes online!

A lot of creativity and a lot of effort went into the website, finally it's live!


11 November 2020

Founding act completed

The "Sustainable Villages Foundation" was recognised by the responsible foundation authority on 11 November 2020.

07 November 2020

Pilot village identified

The village of Bisagara in Bugesera, south of Kigali, was selected as the pilot village.