“Join us in Supporting Genocide Survivors: Help Fund an Ultrasound Machine for AVEGA Clinic”
IBUKA-USA is a non-profit organization committed to honoring the memory of the victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. We work tirelessly to restore the dignity of survivors, assist them in their times of need, and develop socio-economic projects that foster their well-being. However, we cannot do it alone. We need partnerships with other survivor organizations and institutions that share our commitment to promoting the welfare of genocide survivors.
One such organization is AVEGA, which was founded in 1995 to support widows, vulnerable women, children, and families affected by genocide. AVEGA has undertaken various projects to promote the welfare of widows, including a clinic that primarily treats women who suffered sexual violence during the genocide.
The 1994 genocide against the Tutsi was one of the worst atrocities in human history. Over one million lives were brutally ended, and thousands of women were raped. Rape was used as a weapon of genocide, and between 100-250 thousand women were systematically raped with the intent to terrorize, break up families, and destroy communities.
Many women who were raped during the genocide survived with unspeakable diseases stemming from rape and sexual violence. As they grow older, the pain is exacerbated by age and requires proper treatment with adequate medical equipment. AVEGA’s clinic is in urgent need of an Ultrasound machine to enable appropriate diagnostics for the treatment of sexual assault-related illnesses that victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi still carry three decades later. Currently, AVEGA has about 37,000 patients, and this number is expected to rise to over 110,000 in 2027.
IBUKA-USA is determined to support the widows of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi who experienced rape and sexual violence. We are raising funds to purchase the much-needed Ultrasound scanner for the AVEGA clinic in Kigali, Rwanda. By doing so, we aim to fulfill our mission of assisting needy survivors and participating in projects that foster the well-being and social development of survivors.
We are counting on contributions from our members, friends of survivors, and other compassionate individuals to raise the $44,000 needed for the purchase and installation of the Ultrasound scanner. IBUKA-USA will facilitate those willing to contribute via direct deposit to our bank, GoFundMe, and other online money transfer platforms.
Your donation will make a significant difference in the lives of these survivors and will help them access the medical equipment necessary to address their health needs. We appeal to your generosity to help these innocent mothers, victims of indescribable crimes against humanity to alleviate the pain and bring back smiles into their lives.
Please note that IBUKA-USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations towards this project are tax-deductible. By supporting this cause, you will be making a meaningful contribution towards the empowerment of genocide survivors and the promotion of their well-being.
Thank you for your generosity and support.
The association of survivors of the Rwanda 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and friends in the USA.