Netzkraft Movement

Inshuti of Rwanda

PO Box 1541
Brattleboro, Vermont 05302
United States

Contact person: Rosa Marino


  • Aid organization
  • Commune, community project
  • Volunteers are welcome.

About us

Inshuti means “friend” in the Kinyarwanda language, and you are invited to join as a friend and supporter of their mission.
Inshuti of Rwanda is dedicated to sheltering families in Rwanda struggling against inadequate living conditions or homelessness. Working with a 100% Rwandan staff, they build locally sourced, sustainable, and hygienic housing while creating local jobs with liveable wages. Inshuti is committed to growing a self-sustaining community where every member can rebuild their life with dignity and resilience.
Inshuti of Rwanda is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the United States since 2015 and a registered NGO with the Rwanda Governance Board.

Our Mission
Building sustainable houses in Rwanda to enhance wellness, stability, and a resilient future. We are improving living conditions, creating local jobs, and growing a self-sustaining community of Inshuti.

Our Vision
We believe that housing is a human right. Everyone deserves refuge from the elements and to raise their children in a safe and sanitary environment. How does one escape the endless cycle of poverty when they are homeless, earning just a few dollars a week? We envision a world where every family can enjoy safety, security, independence, and a sustainable livelihood once the fundamental need for shelter has been met.

What we do
• Inshuti of Rwanda is dedicated to providing shelter to genocide survivors, single mothers, hard-working father families, and disabled individuals living in deplorable conditions due to a lack of resources. Our families typically have three or more school-age children. By focusing on younger families, our houses will have a longer-lasting impact by improving their lives early on.
• We are committed to creating local jobs by employing a 100% Rwandan team to conduct our programming. Through our house-building projects, we are providing over 150 stable jobs with livable wages for the Inshuti community. Our two-pronged approach to community development provides houses to those living in deplorable conditions and ensures employment for families to support themselves.
• We utilize local and sustainable materials to construct each Inshuti home. Local clay deposits are used to make adobe bricks, mud for mortar, and eucalyptus trees for wooden roof scaffolding. By staying committed to using only locally sourced materials, Inshuti is helping to boost the Rwandan economy while protecting the environment.
• We are building more than just houses; we are building a community of Inshuti (friends). While providing homes for families in need, we connect people from around the world through contributions, spreading awareness, and growing both a global and local Rwandan community.

Rosa Marino is the Executive Director and Founding Member of Inshuti of Rwanda.

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.