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INSPIRE!africa is a registered charitable foundation supporting survivors of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. We do this by offering Canadians the opportunity to give some of what they have, whether their time, money, or skills. 

Our focus is on supporting community-based initiatives in areas where help is most needed and where it will make the most difference in moving individuals and communities out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. 

We work with successful Rwanda-based organizations who have a proven track record for accountability, sustainability, and compassion. 

100% of the money we receive as donations goes directly to programs in Rwanda supporting survivors. Any INSPIRE!africa administrative costs are covered through separate funding. 

2023 Fundraiser

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Thank you to all who attended our 2023 Coffee House fundraiser.  It was a huge success.

View presentation by Survivors Fund (SURF) and see how your donations make a difference.

2022 Fundraiser
Recording of Zoom Presentation featuring Sam Munderere


View November 2020 Fundraiser Presentation

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Latest News

March 2024 Newsletter
30th Anniversary Commemoration and Bequeath to INSPIRE!africa

January 2024 Newsletter
Happy New Year and Fundraiser Total

November 2023 Newsletter
Giving Tuesday and read about our 2023 Coffee House Fundraiser

June 2023 Newsletter

Read all about our May trip to Rwanda


Houses You Helped Rebuild

See the difference you have made in the lives of many in Cyangugu with funding from INSPIRE!africa. They now have safe and secure housing. 

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Your Donations Hard at Work

Find annual summaries of our activities and financial reports in the REPORTS section or click the link below. You will see how your donations have changed the lives of so many survivors in Rwanda. 

This photo was taken by Ivy Fraser, a Volunteer Trip participant. It is a Fig Tree Foundation Photo Contest Winner and is titled "Curiosity"

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Obsidian Award 2016

INSPIRE!africa was honored to receive the prestigious Obsidian Award in the Diversity Organization Category.  This Award celebrates African, Caribbean and Afro-Canadian culture and excellence in Calgary. 

The Awards Ceremony was held on September 17, 2016 at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary. 

Two of our core members attended the ceremony to accept the award for INSPIRE!africa. We are so grateful to Obsidian, and incredibly proud of this recognition!!

We are in the News!

Read a Calgary Sun article about Margaret McQuiston

Read an inspired story about Margaret McQuiston, one of the founders of INSPIRE!africa. It describes the trauma felt by Rwandan people caused by the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

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Christie: Reversing the harm of genocide one step at a time

Read an inspired story from Pat Christie, one of our volunteers, who writes about a young aspiring filmmaker sponsored by INSPIRE!africa.

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Read a Calgary Herald article about INSPIRE!africa's work

Read an inspired story about Eveline Goodall, a INSPIRE!africa volunteer, and Margaret McQuiston, which explains INSPIRE!africa's goals and their ability to effectively help survivors of the genocide. 

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INSPIRE!africa Videos

The Entrepreneurship Training Program provides training and business loan support to youth survivors. This will allow youth survivors to start successful small businesses. Watch this video to see the success.  

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