AHEZA (Bright Futures)
Nutrition supplementation and economic empowerment are key features of The Ihangane Project’s successful model. In 2015, we opened a fortified porridge production facility in Ruli, Rwanda, built and staffed by the local community. That plant is currently producing two tons of AHEZA (our own brand of fortified porridge) each month, 100% of the supply needed by our own patients.
At four tons, we will meet our own demand and sell enough fortified porridge to regional hospitals to completely subsidize the cost of our program. At six tons, we will be generating enough profit to invest in expanding our clinical program to additional communities.
We Need Working Capital
Only one thing is stopping us from achieving sustainability for our NHI program today. We need working capital to purchase the grain – the raw material needed to produce AHEZA.
Please Donate Online
Every dollar we raise will increase our AHEZA production and reduce our ongoing dependency on outside funding. We’ve raised over $4,500 so far, so 32 gifts of $250 will get us to our $25,000 goal! Please visit our page on Network for Good to make your tax-deductible donation through a safe, secure payment portal.
Please support our work
Our goal is to replicate The Ihangane Project model, not only in Africa but in other lands. Our immediate objectives are to demonstrate that the health outcomes we have achieved in Ruli are sustainable without continuing international involvement – and to expand our work to a second Rwandan community. We welcome your ongoing support as we grow to serve more communities.
The Ihangane Project Board of Directors is seeking funding from foundations, corporations and NGOs to increase our capacity to launch additional clinic sites. With the support of these institutional partners, we will be able to further leverage – and collaborate with – local and international resources.
If you represent a potential funder, we would love the opportunity to tell you our story and present our prospectus for growth. Please contact Wendy@theihanganeproject.com.
Your donation will directly benefit a Rwandan child. It will pay for nutritional supplements, farming supplies and nursing trainings.
$50 – sippy cups for 30 children
$100 – covers the entry cost of cooperative membership for 10 women
$500 – purchases vegetable seedlings for 350 farmers
$1000 – purchases a hammer mill to grind grains into porridge
$2500 – brings the NHI program, including fortified porridge provision, to an additional health center