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Mission

Providing Rwandans with the tools to build grassroot community leadership that enables them to act on opportunities that improve local health, economic, and social conditions in Rwanda.

Challenge

Providing Rwandans with the tools to build grassroot community leadership that enables them to act on opportunities that improve local health, economic, and social conditions in Rwanda.

Research Activities

Twelve visits to rural communities were conducted by Fellows and Social Enterprise Interns. We interviewed and video recorded 24 beneficiaries who shared stories of what their lives were like before and after PICO’s outreach, and gathered information on their experience of working with PICO. We held workshops that developed design thinking and skills and enterprise proposals with 50 participants from these communities. Six group interviews were conducted to evaluate the workshops and support follow up. In addition, we held 3 half-day workshops for 100 urban women developing their own micro-enterprises in Kigali.