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 her 8 week old child

This is an urgent rescue case. The Lord placed Naomi in our path. The only way we can help her is if you partner with us. 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. She gave birth 2 months ago to a male child named Thierry. Both live on the streets. This is an urgent situation with a very vulnerable 8 week old baby. We need you to stand with us.

Can you help save and empower these 2 precious lives??? We can't imagine living homeless with an 8 week old baby.

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NAOMI, 24 year old mother

Needs 1 monthly sponsor

THIERRY, 2 month old baby boy

Needs 4 monthly sponsors

7 Orphans

These 7 children were recently orphaned when parents died unexpectedly 8 days apart. The children have been wandering from house to house with no permanent place to stay. Emmanuel said that the children look “malnourished, tired, and miserable”. We need to URGENTLY secure sponsorship for these children. We will update information and pictures as we gather more.
FIDELE, 10 year old boy Fidele was born at home but does not have a birth certificate which makes it difficult for us to know exactly how old he is. Most people say that he is 10 years old. Rukundo was once registered in school but was not able to stay long. None of the seven kids are studying at the moment, and if no one steps in to help, many of them will end up not studying at all. He told us that he likes playing soccer and his favorite food is rice with any type of soup.

Needs 2 monthly sponsors

XAVERA, 8 year old girl Xavera is a hardworking girl having walked for miles to fetch water. She was living at her grandmother’s home who was unable to care for her. Xavera is not in school and is very malnourished. With sponsorship, she will begin her road to healing and be able to start her education.

Needs 2 monthly sponsors

DIVINE, 6 year old twin girl Divine’s health condition is listed as not bad but not good. She loves playing football (soccer) and jumping rope. She likes eating rice, soup, fruits, plantains, and fish when these foods are available.

Needs 4 monthly sponsors

VIOLETTE, 6 year old twin girl Violette’s health condition is listed as not bad but not good. She loves playing football (soccer) and jumping rope. She likes eating rice, soup, fruits, plantains, and fish when these foods are available.

Needs 4 monthly sponsors

PRINCE, 4 year old boy PRINCE is another on of the 7. He is probably in the worst condition physically of all the children. He is 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).

Needs 3 monthly sponsors

VANESSA, 2 year old girl Vanessa was born December 7, 2012. She is the only child that we have an exact birth date on. Vanessa is currently staying with a family that wants to keep her; however they are needing support to be able to afford to care for her and send her to school. We always want what is best for the child. We still want to be able to provide Vanessa the same opportunities as her siblings regarding healthcare and education. She will still be an IWSI -case and we will be making follow up visits to make sure she is well cared for with this family.

Fully Sponsored!!!

ALINE, 6 month old girl Aline is malnourished and is needing supplemental formula to help with her nutrition. Formula is not something that is easily affordable for most families in Rwanda. Aline is particularly vulnerable because of her young age. Let’s see Aline transform just like Baby Gihozo has done over the last year!

Needs 2 monthly sponsors

Vulnerable Mother and Children

Justine was born in 1980. Her parents separated while her mother was still pregnant with her; she was their 5th child together. Her father married another woman and rejected Justine as his daughter ultimately denying her all the basic rights a child receives from her parents including her inheritance after her father passed. Sadly, she considers herself a curse (through her mother's pregnancy of her) that drove her parents apart.

As an adult, Justine was with a man that had another wife that he favored more than Justine. Justine and this man had two children together: Eric, a five year old little boy, and Janviere, a 3 year old little girl. Justine left because there were many problem, and her ex-husband would give everything he earned to the favored wife leaving Justine and her children without food, and her children without the hope of an education.

Justine has been surviving by finding small jobs. She also has taken in a young girl named Justine who had no where to go and was in a desperate situation of her own. Our January 2016 mission team met Justine and the children and hired her for a temporary job. Justine said that when she cannot find work, she pauses before God and waits for his blessing. Justine and the three children only eat once per day because it is all they can afford. On average, they go 10 days per month without eating at all because of lack of provision. With your help, we want to change this. Justine has a dream to go into business selling charcoal and food items. She also wants to see her children go to and complete school.
JUSTINE, 36 year old mother of 2 and guardian of 1

Fully Sponsored!!!

JOSIANE, 13 year old girl

Needs 4 monthly sponsors

ERIC, 5 year old boy

Birthdate: March 3, 2011

Needs 4 monthly sponsors

JANVIERE, 3 year old girl

Birthdate: March 5, 2013

Needs 3 monthly sponsors

Street Child

Meet Patrick. Emmanuel was brought to Patrick, a 10 year old boy living on the streets of Kigali. His mother and father were both street children themselves. Patrick does not know where his parents are and has 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. Emmanuel’s heart broke for this little boy who has no one to love him or look after him. We normally build a case and do interviews which can take several days to get children moved into Agape Home; however, this little boy had no one at all to look after him. After informing local leaders, Emmanuel brought Patrick back to Agape Home to stay the night. He was so excited to be around the other Agape Home children. 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 has dreams of being a pilot! He needs 3 more sponsors to help secure his future and keep him off the streets. Do you have a heart for Patrick?
PATRICK, 10 year old boy

Needs 3 sponsorships


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.