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Rwanda Insight Trip

Date: May 17, 2015 - May 23, 2015
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

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May 17 2015

Seeing the Real Rwanda

Known as “the land of a thousand hills,” Rwanda is located in the heart of Africa and is home to spectacular volcanoes, blue lakes, tropical forests and rolling green hills. After the 1994
genocide left over one million people dead and countless exiled, the people of Rwanda began picking up the pieces of their broken nation, returning to their fields and businesses and working to support their families.

Travel to Rwanda today to be inspired by the Rwandans who are working to reconcile and share common aspirations. 

Ninety percent of Rwandans are engaged in subsistence agriculture. Families that rely on farming for their primary source of income experience 

the highest levels of poverty, often struggling to provide food for their own children. Opportunity Rwanda has made great strides toward the expansion of its agricultural lending portfolio. In 2013, Opportunity Rwanda scaled up agricultural lending to serve more than 15,000 clients with loans. Our bank is now increasing its reach to serve dairy and bean farmers in addition to coffee, potato, maize and rice producers.

Travel with us to witness this exciting time at Opportunity Rwanda. See Rwandans overcoming poverty with the assistance of financial education, skills training and loans, making it possible for them to build better futures for themselves and their children. 


Day One - May 17, 2015
Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda, where local Opportunity Staff will meet you upon your arrival and take you to your hotel for a good night’s rest. 

Day Two - May 18, 2015
Begin your day with a briefing by senior leadership at Opportunity Rwanda’s head office, followed by learning about the history of Rwanda at the National Genocide Museum. In the afternoon, venture into the field to observe a Trust Group and visit clients in their homes and places of business. 

Day Three - May 19, 2015
Spend the day visiting with school proprietors and their students who have benefitted from our education finance program. 

Day Four - May 20, 2015
Meet our agriculture finance clients to hear about their successes in spite of difficult circumstances. Witness how our program is helping them grow more food to feed their families and increase their incomes. 

Optional Gorilla Trek: Day Five – Six – May 21 - 22, 2015
In the morning, spend time shopping at a local craft market. After lunch, check out of the hotel and depart for Ruhengiri and enjoy rural life during your drive through the countryside. 

Awake at sunrise to visit Volcanoes National Park. Trek the rain forest for an encounter with rare silverback gorillas in their natural habitat. In the evening depart home with wonderful memories, lasting friendships and a renewed spirit as you reflect on your role in Opportunity’s work to end poverty. 


Payment to Opportunity International:
$4,959 with excursion
$3,056 without excursion

Includes: all meals and beverages, gratuity, local transportation, airport transfers, hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy and excluding incidentals), translator services, emergency evacuation insurance, intra-Africa airfare, partner and staff costs. 

Does not include: U.S. – Africa round trip airfare, shots, incidentals, visa, passports, or souvenirs


Get started! Contact Adele Nandan in Opportunity’s International Education department at [email protected] or 630-242-4147.

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