News From A Partnership In Caring

A Partnership in Caring Volunteers Visit Fabrice

An update from A Partnership in Caring (APIC) volunteer Maria van Vonderen in Rwanda. Mariaand volunteer Carolyn Rideout met Fabrice, a boy the Partnership has been supporting:

After 3 years , we got to see Fabrice today at his school in Gatagara.

He is nine years old now and doing well, he is currently in grade 3. He has grown in so many ways.

He attends Physio, OT and Speech Therapy.

Here he is with his friend Eric.

APIC has been supporting Fabrice and his family for the past 7 years and have been supporting Eric ( yellow shirt) for the past 2 years. This is our first time meeting Eric.

A Partnership in Caring Volunteers Visit Health Centre in Kabuga

An update from A Partnership In Caring (APIC) volunteer Maria van Vonderen in Rwanda:

This is the health centre in Kabuga. It is owned and run by the Benebikiri Sisters. It is very wellrun but scarce in resources.

We donated medical supplies as well as children’s Tylenol and Advil

They deliver about 130 babies each month. Their 2 birthing beds are in very bad shape, they are both crowded into one room , separated only by a curtain. APIC will purchase a new birthing bed for the clinic. There were approximately 12 women in post-partum care. The average length of stay is 24 hours. All mothers and babies were doing well.

The clinic offers HIV care and counselling services to clients and they offer a HIV program to mothers and their children up to age 2.

They have a pharmacy, lab services, a dental hygienist, they do medical assessments and keep clients up to 24 hours for observation. If ongoing medical support is required, the client is transferred to a local hospital.

Medical Supplies Delivered to the Benebirkira Sisters

In Kabuga, Rwanda today, our volunteers with A Partnership in Caring delivered medical supplies donated by our supporters to the Benebikira Sisters.

The Benebikira Sisters are a Roman Catholic diocesan community living and working in many countries in Africa, including Rwanda. They are key partners for our volunteers in Rwanda, and administer schools, homes for orphaned children, and district health centers.

A Partnership in Caring Volunteers Assist Vulnerable Persons in Rwanda

A Partnership in Caring volunteers continue to support vulnerable persons in Rwanda. Fabrice’s family, early on in the pandemic, lost their home. Ivan, Fabrice’s older brother was deeply impacted and his schooling suffered as he was not attending. APIC is supporting the family by providing a new home. Ivan has returned to school and his latest report cards have placed him fourth in his class. Fabrice continues to do very well; socially, developmentally and emotionally. Fabrice has a younger brother and sister who are also doing very well since housing has been secured. Below is a picture of the old mud house and two pictures of their current home. Your donations to A Partnership in Caring are greatly appreciated. E-transfer to


A Partnership in Caring collaborates with Wishing Well Society to Install New Cisterns in Rwanda

A Partnership in Caring, working with the Wishing Well Society installed 12 new cisterns in

Three Cisterns being delivered

Rwanda earlier this year. The total cost of the project is 13.3 million Rwandan Francs or about $18,000 Canadian. The project is the result of many generous donors. Our partners in Rwanda, the Benebikira Sisters say the installation of the water collection tanks has had a much greater impact than originally expected because of the Corona virus.

The tanks have been placed in several locations in southern Rwanda, including the Benebikira Sisters’ Save Convent, which covers not only the needs of the Sisters, but the health centre, the local community, and a student dormitory. The tanks provide water for increased hand washing, cleaning of the dorms, and maintenance of its cow herd. It has also reduced its water bill with the city as they only water it uses from the municipality is for cooking and drinking.
In total, A Partnership in Caring, in partnership with the Wishing Well Society has installed 48 cisterns in Rwanda over the past number of years.
If you would like to support our ongoing work in Rwanda, donations are gratefully accepted via E-Transfer at

A Partnership in Caring Continues to Support the Most Vulnerable in Rwanda during COVID-19

An update on Fabrice whom we have been supporting since we met him a few years ago – a toddler who could only get around on all fours. He is walking, running, and going to school. Once COVID hit he was quarantined at home, rather than being in school and spending time with the Benebikira Sisters. When COVID eased, temporarily, he emerged and was unkempt, hungry, and had regressed in his developmental milestones. . He had lost weight – the Sisters were sending food, but it was uncertain how much he was getting. He and his young brother are now staying with the Sisters and getting the care they need. The young woman pictured with Fabrice is his caretaker.





A Partnership in Caring assists Local Family in Rwanda

In March 2020, on the day A Partnership in Caring volunteers Maria and Carolyn Rideout were leaving Rwanda, Sr. Catherine (pictured) introduced us to Queen, 5 years old. The family is very poor and the mother, Angelique, has had some serious health issues. Through the generosity of a donor, we have been able to provide the family with 2 beds (one for the mother and 2 little girls and another for the older brother) mattresses, bedding, soap, kitchen utensils ( dishes, pots and pans ), clothes and shoes, rent monies and food enough for 3 months. They are delighted.



ADAR Orphanage undergoes significant improvements

A favourite stop for our volunteers while in Rwanda is the ADAR Orphanage. A Partnership in Caring has supported several projects at the orphanage including purchasing medicines.

The orphanage has undergone a number of improvements over the past year. The first 2 pictures highlight the cistern and gardens (which will improve food security ) and the modern clean shower room with warm water improving access and personal hygiene .
The last picture is the old shower room. Imagine the difference for the residents and their helpers. The money for the cistern and shower room came from a generous donation from the Honor Yoga North Brunswick, New Jersey owners and clientele.