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Formerly known as PAJER, Global Humanitarian and Development Foundation is a non-governmental organization established in Rwanda since 2000. The areas of work comprise the following:

  • Humanitarian Response
  • Economic Development
  • Youth Programs
  • HIV/GBV prevention


Humanitarian Response

GHDF is responsible of WASH(Water Sanitation and Hygiene) activities in various refugees camps including Mahama(50.000 refugees)and Kigeme(19.000 refugees).

Economic Development

Implementing the village savings and loans associations(VSLAs) methodology, GHDF has established 800 VSLAs involving 24000 members. 80% of the beneficiaries are women.

Youth programs

GHDF establishes vocational trainings, debate programs, sexual health education sessions and cultural activities to engage and empower the youth.

GHDF Activities Videos

With funding from donors and partners, GHDF has implemented a number of economic development projects, humanitarian response, youth programs and HIV prevention projects.

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Mahama Refugee Camp, established in 2015, is the largest camp in Rwanda, hosting more than 53 500 Burundian refugees. It is situated in Mahama Sector, Kirehe District, in Eastern Province. The World Refugee Day is celebrated every...


Improving livelihoods of refugees in Kigeme

The U.S Embassy’s Julia Taft Fund is attributed to various projects worldwide with the objective of improving the living conditions of refugees and displaced populations. This grant is not meant as an emergency fund, instead it is...


Testing adolescents in 22 sectors

The one year H.I.V and G.B.V. (Gender based violence) prevention program that was put in place by UNICEF and GHDF last year is approaching completion, but the team on the ground is still working hard to reach as many adolescents as...

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We empower youth & children to build peace & reconciliation
through open dialogue and the promotion of holistic development activities.

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