Solace Ministries is a Rwandan charitable organization
established by Jean Gakwandi in July 1996 following the Genocide of 1994, and has a vision to
comfort widows and orphans.
Today, the survivors of the war and genocide are still struggling
to re-establish their lives. Hundreds of widows and orphans have been comforted and given a
restored desire to live through the work and projects of Solace Ministries. Hundreds of others have
overcome feelings of hatred, anger and resentment. Most of the beneficiaries of Solace Ministries have
lost their entire families but have come to find an alternative family through the large family at
We have a holistic approach to meeting the needs of the widows
and orphans; these include Counseling & Evangelism, Childcare & Development, HIV/AIDS &
Health programs, Farming associations and Supportive programs (seminars &
Our projects are all aimed at improving the lives of widows
and orphans and in turn the country as a whole.
Solace Ministries intends for the projects to be pragmatic, exciting, informing and a pre-cursor to similar
projects like these being developed in more areas of Rwanda and hopefully other