AEBR addresses issues of illiteracy, poverty, and gender imbalance. Through literacy classes, coordinator training, and the support of self-help groups and parenting clubs, both men and women are empowered to transform families and communities. Support this project with financial contributions and prayer.
Rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries in mainland Africa. Despite remarkable progress in gender equality, good governance and helping the poor, half of the Rwandan population is still affected by poverty. In rural areas of the country, many women deal with issues of gender imbalance, illiteracy and poverty and therefore struggle with self-reliance and the self-esteem to contribute to their family and community’s wellbeing. Those who rely solely on their husbands or traditional farming, find their families struggling to meet their daily needs. Men as well face poverty, illiteracy, and struggle to uphold healthy family structures. The illiteracy of men and women, poverty and imbalanced family structures are a detriment to (negatively impact) Rwandan families and communities. The Literacy and Family Ministry project changes the lives of families, local communities, and church communities by empowering both men and women through literacy and vocational skills and support.