Comic Relief donation makes Rwandans smile

WJR programme aids Rwandan farmers to grow high-value crops

WJR programme aids Rwandan farmers to grow high-value crops

World Jewish Relief has been given a substantial donation by Comic Relief.

WJR received £365,994 in support of its pilot programme in Rwanda, called the Livelihood Development Programme. The project is aimed at improving the lives of nearly 9,000 Rwandans over the next three years.

It trains participants to grow high-value fruit and vegetables and helps farmers access markets, enabling them to generate higher and more sustainable income.

Many of the participants are people who were orphaned during the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago, when at least 800,000 people were killed.

    Last updated: 8:37pm, September 4 2014