Meet our Children...and if you feel a tug at your heart, we invite you to sponsor one of our children in Rwanda. Your $38 a month sponsorship helps provide food, shelter, clothing, an education, and medical care. Join us in making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children in Rwanda, Africa. Monthly sponsorship helps us provide consistent support and care for the children entrusted to us.

Naomi and Thierry - RWANDA

The case of Naomi and Thierry was an urgent rescue case. We believe that the Lord placed Naomi in our path. Naomi was born on December 25, 1992. Her father passed away, and she grew up very poor. She came to Kigali to try and find work. She worked as a house girl and met a man. They married and she was pregnant within one month. After a humiliating and shameful situation of her husband bringing another man into the house and expecting the three of them to share a bed to sleep each night, Naomi stood her ground and slept alone on the floor. Her husband was upset that she did not like his friend. Not too long afterwards, her husband abandoned her. Naomi lost her job once her employer realized she was pregnant. Naomi lost the small house she was in and the few belongings she had. She resorted to having to beg for food and shelter and soon after gave birth to Thierry. Both lived on the streets until our team intervened. Will need you to stand with Naomi and Thierry and help us help them have a better life?.


NAOMI, 25 year old mother

Needs 1 monthly sponsor


THIERRY, 1 year old boy

Needs 4 monthly sponsors

7 Orphans - RWANDA

These 7 children were orphaned in the fall of 2015 when parents died unexpectedly 8 days apart. Our team was notified when because the children were found wandering from house to house with no permanent place to stay. They were described as “malnourished, tired, and miserable”. Since we found them, the children have been enrolled in school for the first time and have recovered from the effect of malnourishment. We have identified extended family that is willing to take care of them but is in need of much support. We need to fulfill their sponsorships to help ensure their ongoing care.
FIDELE, 12 year old boy Fidele likes playing soccer and his favorite food is rice with any type of soup. He is very friendly and a little on the shy side.

Needs 2 monthly sponsors


XAVERA, 10 year old girl Xavera is a hardworking girl having walked for miles to fetch water. She takes very good care of her younger siblings. She is very sweet and quiet by nature. It can take her a little while to warm up to people.

Needs 2 monthly sponsors


DIVINE, 8 year old twin girl Divine loves playing football (soccer) and jumping rope. She likes eating rice, soup, fruits, plantains, and fish when these foods are available. Her and her twin sister are inseparable.

Needs 4 monthly sponsors


VIOLETTE, 8 year old twin girl Violette loves playing football (soccer) and jumping rope. She likes eating rice, soup, fruits, plantains, and fish when these foods are available. Her and Divine are always together.

Needs 4 monthly sponsors


PRINCE, 6 year old boy When Prince came to us, he was in the worst condition physically of all the children. He was at high risk of getting kwashiorkor. Kwashiorkor is a form of severe protein–energy malnutrition characterized by edema, irritability, anorexia, ulcerating dermatoses, and an enlarged liver with fatty infiltrates. Sufficient calorie intake, but with insufficient protein consumption (wikipedia). He is now a very healthy and active little boy. He is always right in the middle of all the action.

Needs 3 monthly sponsors


VANESSA, 4 year old girl Vanessa was born December 7, 2012. She is the only child that we have an exact birth date on.

Fully Sponsored!!!


ALINE, 2 year old girl Aline came to us when she was only 6 months old. The was very malnourished and needed supplemental formula to help her grow and regain her health. She is at the age where she is a little apprehensive of visitors but warms up after awhile.

Needs 2 monthly sponsors


Street Child

Our team found Patrick when he was 10 years old and living on the streets of Kigali. His mother and father were both street children themselves. Patrick does not know where his parents are and had been living on the streets, begging for food, and sleeping on a tarp for most of his life. Patrick would hide his clothing in a crack in the wall to keep them safe. Our team’s heart broke for this little boy who has no one to love him or look after him. Now after having been with us for nearly a year Patrick is thriving! He eats every meal, has clean clothing to wear, and is enrolled in school. When our team visited in February of 2017, they were amazed at even his progress in English. Patrick is very smart and has an engineering mind! Do you have a heart for Patrick?
PATRICK, 10 year old boy

Needs 3 sponsorships

Our team found Patrick when he was 10 years old and living on the streets of Kigali. His mother and father were both street children themselves. Patrick does not know where his parents are and had been living on the streets, begging for food, and sleeping on a tarp for most of his life. Patrick would hide his clothing in a crack in the wall to keep them safe. Our team’s heart broke for this little boy who has no one to love him or look after him. Now after having been with us for nearly a year Patrick is thriving! He eats every meal, has clean clothing to wear, and is enrolled in school. When our team visited in February of 2017, they were amazed at even his progress in English. Patrick is very smart and has an engineering mind! Do you have a heart for Patrick?

ANGEL - RWANDA

1 year old girl

Needs 1 sponsorship

On May 31, 2016, we received a call that an abandoned baby girl was found in a nearby garden. A very poor family found the baby and reported it to local authorities. The authorities called IWSI-Rwanda. Our team went to pick up the little girl estimated to be 3 weeks old. Now, Angel is doing well living with a new adoptive mom. IWSI support helps to provide formula, medical and care when needed, and in the future with sponsorships, Angel will be able to go to school.

STEVE - RWANDA

estimated to be 5-6 years old

Needs 3 sponsorships

On August 1, 2016, we were called by government officials to intervene on behalf of Steve. Steve is estimated to be 3-4 years old, but due to malnourishment, he is the size of an average 2 year old. Steve lived with his alcoholic father who continuously beat him and threw him into walls. Eventually, his father threw him into the streets. A very poor family took him in but was unable to feed him. Extremely concerned about his welfare the NCC (Rwanda's CPS) called us to intervene. We need supporters to connect with Steve. He had no one that cared about him until he came into Agape Home. Will you step up and STAND in love with Steve? He needs you.

BABY BROWN - RWANDA

2 years old

Needs 4 sponsorships

Baby Brown was abandoned at birth by his mother. When our team in Rwanda placed Steve with his foster parents, they discovered little Brown and began to learn his story. In addition to taking care of her own three children, this wonderful mother named Alphonsine took in Baby Brown with no support and just recently Steve with the support of IWSI. Our team has been so impressed with the care that the children have received and burdened by Alphonsine struggles to take care of the children two of which are not biologically her own. Would you be willing to partner with Alphonsine and Baby Brown and help sponsor food, medicine, and other basic needs?

HENRIETTE - RWANDA

6 years old

Needs 4 sponsorships

Henriette and her mother were staying at our emergency rescue shelter in the Spring of 2017 after a life of living on the streets. Henriette's mother decided to return to the streets and abandoned Henriette. Our team secured her future with a family willing to invest love and raise her in a family. Sponsorships for Henriette help care for her needs and provide her an education. Will you stand with Henriette and provide hope for her future?