Women’s Agriculture Project

Agriculture is an historical mainstay of Rwanda’s economy, with 70% of the population currently earning their livelihoods in the sector and contributing about a third of GDP. Yet a big percentage of the farmers in Rwanda are still doing subsistence agriculture which keeps us among the ten top countries with high food inflation worldwide. With our long-term partner @litworld, we are reading, we are learning, we are practicing —We are educating mothers from our LitClub program to practice sustainable modern agricultural techniques, which will enable them to secure a safe and nutritious food supply for their families. Further, it will help them gain skills to create additional income through selling surplus produce at local markets. The benefits and implications of this initiative are far-reaching, as it will contribute towards improving the health outcomes of these families and their neighbors, increasing literacy levels, strengthening economic security, and even reducing gender disparities within rural villages where Rwinkwavu Library resides. Stay tuned- More Updates to come.