In 2018 - 2019 Minnetonka Rotary Club was the sponsor for a District Grant for the Nibakure Community Village in Africa. This story highlights the history of the organization and the work they do. Click on the album link to see more photos of the Village. 
Nibakure Community Village (NCV) is a non-profit organization based in Minnesota. NCV started in 2011 as an orphanage in the town of Nyamata, in the District of Bugesera, South East of Rwanda. NCV is located in a very impoverished rural area where many residents don't have running water or electricity do not have access to medical care and no school in proximity.
Although the organization is no longer operating as an orphanage; its goal is to continue to serve a great need in the Nyamata community. A dialogue with a number of families in the surrounding communities in the rural area in which NCV operates convinced NCV’s team that the need for a comprehensive community center, would revitalize this community by helping alleviate poverty levels. For instance, NCV has built three children homes and a number of other facilities onsite in Nyamata. Two of the three homes have been turned into preschool classrooms to offer education to some of the hundreds of little kids who do not go to school due to poverty or long distances to the next school. NCV hopes to build a sustainable community center that will include a cost efficient health care delivery system, a state of the art educational center, an effective vocational school for illiterate men and women within the community, and an agricultural center that values both the environment and sustainability methods of farming.