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Word Made Flesh Rwanda is called to love and serve Jesus alongside the most vulnerable in order to sustain abundant life for women and their families in the urban slums of Kigali, Rwanda.

Mission Statement

Word Made Flesh Rwanda fosters wellbeing and holistic transformation in women and children living in vulnerable communities through friendship, discipleship, and economic empowerment opportunities.

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Handcrafted products that offer freedom, dignity, and abundant life for women in Rwanda.

Rwanda has been slowly rebuilding since the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi, but many people in this beautiful country still live in poverty. Since 2015, Word Made Flesh Rwanda has been serving women who have been experiencing the brokenness and vulnerability that comes with living in poverty in one of Kigali’s poorest neighborhoods. WMFR seeks to restore hope while equipping women with the tools and resources they need to thrive.

WMFR began as a ministry in  Kangondo slum in Kigali city,  which housed thousands of residents. However, due to its susceptibility to disasters and health hazards, the slum was demolished and it was necessary for residents to relocate. For WMFR, this posed a challenge as many of those they served were tenants who had to find similar neighborhoods. Consequently, they shifted their ministry to Kinyinya, where most Kangondo residents resettled. They maintained existing relationships and forged new ones. Since September 2022, WMFR has been serving in Kinyinya, with a second cohort of over 40 women participating in weekly Bible study and savings programs, along with over 50 children attending monthly Umucyo Bible Study Club sessions. The women enrolled include teen mothers, single mothers, survivors of domestic violence who are mainly in street vending / or casual work because this category of people are the ones   experiencing poverty in the slums of Kigali, Rwanda. Also,  in this community, we are  befriending families or women  who are  muslims or have muslim or no  religious backgrounds  so that we can share the Gospel.


Woman's Programs

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Friendship and Discipleship Program:

Women attending our weekly Bible Study.

We believe that holistic poverty requires a holistic response. In addition to the programs that attempt to relieve the financial struggle many women face, we also try to respond to their mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. This includes Group Weekly Bible Studies and Prayer gatherings.

Economic Empowerment Groups:

Women in Binunga often struggle to find stable sources of income, making planning for the future extremely difficult. WMFR offers economic empowerment groups to women where they can be part of a savings group, giving them access to a savings account and loan programs. These women also are encouraged by Financial Literacy education, Entrepreneurship Classes, and business mentorship.

Social Work

This encompasses individual and group offerings of counseling services, home visits, facilitating personalized support and intervention where needed most and maintaining readiness for timely emergency responses to family crises. We offer community health trainings to promote preventive care and empower participants with essential health knowledge. We foster a sense of belonging through life sharing and social activities, including community celebrations.

We frequently visit women in their homes as a way to develop deeper relationships and have a better understanding of their home and family life. We also facilitate trainings and discussions on different commonly-faced health issues in our community, and accompany women through pregnancy to ensure they have access to the healthcare and nutrition that they need.


Kundwa Collective:

Kundwa Collective is a social enterprise that offers stable and dignified employment to artisans through jewelry and craft-making. Kundwa means “beloved” in Kinyarwanda. You can shop our products at our website (

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Children's Programs

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Children supported in one on one discipleship.

Friendship and Discipleship Program:

WMF Rwanda offers a Umucyo Club, our children’s Bible study. This continues to offer the children in our community opportunities for discipleship, friendship, and FUN!

Lifeskill training and Mentorship

Families and youth are supported through regular group and one on one mentorships to check in on their mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Additionally, we offer trainings such as nutritional programs, skill workshops, and mentorship to support their personal development.

Educational Support

WMF Rwanda supports youth with potential in Kigali by preventating drop out and helping education remain accessible to families by supporting school fees and class materials. Our programs are offered for students through primary and secondary school with additional support for further education after graduation.


Rwanda Blog

The Land of a Thousand Hills

By WMF Rwanda | May 1, 2018

At some point life overseas becomes “normal” and I feel like there isn’t anything new or profound to write about. Some days are full of joy and it would be easy to write about all the reasons to shout praises to God, but I get caught up in the celebration and don’t take the time…

True Fasting

By WMF Rwanda | June 6, 2017

Waiting is not always fun. Waiting for something that is completely out of your control, and trusting that God is in control, is not always easy. In fact it can be extremely difficult. As I waited and prayed for my visa, I also prayed for my friend trying to get his visa (which he got…

Women, Rwanda

The Start of Something New

By WMF Rwanda | March 20, 2017

We are excited about what God is doing here in Kigali, Rwanda. We’ve been working with vulnerable women in one of the communities here now for a year. The first several months seemed pretty rocky at times. The group began with 20 women starting a savings and credit group, but it took some time for…