Sponsor a Child in Africa

Why Should I Sponsor a Child in Rwanda?

Since our work began in the capital city of Kigali in 2021, GFA World has opened the door to sponsor a child in Rwanda and help the needy who live there.[1] Rwanda is the fourth smallest country in Africa by land area, and lush hills and valleys make up most of the landscape, so it is also known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills.”[2] Kigali is the cleanest city in Africa and among the top ten cleanest cities in the world. However, Rwanda is largely rural, and about 90 percent of the population is involved in agricultural, agro-processing and mineral work. Tea and coffee are the major cash crops, but there is a lot of subsistence farming too because a high population density in a small area leaves little acreage for large-scale farming. The country has come a long way and has greatly healed from the deep scars of genocide, but there is still ministry work to be done in Rwanda.[3]

GFA World has started to help needy children and communities in the impoverished areas of Kigali. Kigali serves as the base for GFA’s entire ministry across Africa since we have established a good relationship with the authorities there. From Rwanda, GFA will move into additional African countries in the coming years. For now, though, we are working hard in Rwanda, drawing from over 40 years of experience in meeting tangible needs and displaying God’s love. Healthcare, clean water and education are just some of the needs we are helping to meet through our ministry in Africa.[4]

Our Child Sponsorship Program is a major part of these efforts. More than 1,000 children have already been enrolled, with thousands more to be added in the coming months and years.[5]This ministry helps ensure that children in underserved areas receive assistance according to the needs of that particular community. This assistance can be tutoring help, nutritious food, clean water, healthcare, hygiene training and even community service opportunities. With this vital help, children can succeed in school and gain the confidence they will need to succeed in the future, helping them escape the cycle of poverty. Through it all, they see how much God cares for them.[6]

Consider partnering with GFA through child sponsorship. It only takes $35 a month to sponsor a child in Africa and help change their lives forever. Meeting physical needs shows God’s love in action, opening the door to share the Gospel with those who have never heard it before.

Learn more about sponsor a child in Africa

[1] “GFA World Expands Ministry to Africa.” GFA World. Accessed July 18, 2023. https://www.gfa.org/africa/.   
[2] Davies, Landia. n.d. “Rwanda Safari Travel Guide.” African Budget Safaris. Accessed October 3, 2023. https://www.africanbudgetsafaris.com/locations/rwanda/.
[3] “12 Interesting Facts about Rwanda.” Afrikanza. July 6, 2018. https://afrikanza.com/blogs/culture-history/facts-about-rwanda.
[4] “GFA World Expands Ministry to Africa.” GFA World. Accessed July 18, 2023. https:// https://www.gfa.org/africa/
[5] Ibid.
[6] “Sponsor a Child with GFA World.” GFA World. Accessed July 18, 2023. https://www.gfa.org/sponsorachild/.