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A Note for New Readers

Urukundo Village is an independent home for Rwandan children created and funded through Hope Made Real and its incredibly kind donors. We are not funded by any particular denomination or organization and welcome all who seek to help the children of Rwanda and create a better world not just for a child, but for us all. 

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Progress on the Home for Girls


The girl's home is still a work in progress. The inside needs shelves, curtains, more tables, etc. The outside needs spouting, a tank to catch and hold water and beautification. God is good and so the girls have a very nice home that will only get better.

Thanks to all who have made this possible.

A Christmas Pageant

To celebrate Christmas, the kids put on a Christmas Pageant. It was great fun as the kids had to do the whole thing with as little adult help as possible. They did an amazing job. It was enjoyed by all.


I shared with the children the tradition of giving a gift to someone you love and the fun of the tree. Explaining that the tree is part of our culture. They had fun decorating the tree and each receiving a package from mom. The white bags are back packs and flip flops part of school supplies.

Improvements to the Clinic

Thanks to gifts from our partners at Wesley in Bethlehem we now have an exam table and a work station for the microscope.


Urukundo Home vs Victory Orphanage Soccer Game


Both teams rented or borrowed uniforms and two official teams appeared. The uniforms did the trick. The win was ours. The score 11 to 0. It was impressive. Jubilation everywhere.

We are set for a rematch some time in January.

Scholarship Fund Reaches 127 (only 173 more to our goal)

This project is a perfect example of how so little can go incredibly far in Rwanda.

A $15 donation covers one child for an entire year including: school fees, a uniform, shoes, a backpack, pencils, and notebooks.  All of this is purchased for only $15.  (and note that Hope Made Real, as a volunteer organization, passes on 100% of the donation.)

Our goal was to send 300 children to school for 2009 and I'm proud to say we've so far raised scholarships for 127 children!

Our Goal for 2009: 300

Scholarships given in 2008: 240

Number of gifts to date: 127

Scholarships not yet funded: 173

To help you see the amazing impact you are having, we thought we would share with you the faces and names of 75 of the children who will have the benefit of an education in 2009.


Your gift can make a difference in the lives of these children and more. Send your gift, online donation or mail to:


Hope Made Real
Dr. Patricia Brown Tres.
301 Overdale Road
Pittsburgh Pa. 15221