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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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Refugees learn better hygiene through talking book device.

In August 2017, a new electronic device called the “Talking Book” emerged in Mahama Refugee Camp. This innovative communication tool was developed by Literacy Bridge, an American Company and introduced to Rwanda in collaboration with the...


H.E the Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda visits Mahama Refugee Camp

On 29th November 2017 at Mahama Refugee Camp, Kirehe District, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), UNICEF Rwanda, Global Humanitarian and Development Foundation (GHDF) and...



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...

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