Housing, Shelter

INSHUTI OF RWANDA INCORPORATED

aka Inshuti of Rwanda   |   Brattleboro, VT   |  www.inshutiofrwanda.org

Mission

Building homes in Rwanda to build wellness, stability, a future. Building Inshuti, for life and generations.

Ruling year info

2015

Founder & Executive Director

Rosa Marino

Main address

PO Box 1541

Brattleboro, VT 05301 USA

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EIN

47-4795762

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Inshuti of Rwanda aims to alleviate the problem of homelessness and families living in deplorable conditions by funding the building of new houses. Our Inshuti homes provide more than just shelter from the elements but also prevent the spread of diseases through sanitary flooring, beds with mosquito nets and proper pit latrines. We rely on locally-sourced, and often sustainable materials and our Rwandan workers are paid a fair, livable wage, supplying jobs in the process.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

2020 Build

We are committed to building 11 standard Inshuti houses and two Umuryango Family Houses, which shelter eight families. For a total of 19 families housed, giving them a foundation for a brighter future.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Families
Budget
$38,000

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have listed the number of families helped per yer. However, in each family there are several family members who benefit from our homes. In 2020, we will add another 19 families sheltered.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

We believe housing is a human right. Everyone deserves refuge from the elements and to raise their children in a safe environment. It is our vision that once the fundamental need for shelter is met, the families who dwell in these homes have the opportunity to start building their own, independent lives.

We raise money abroad which allows us to employe local Rwanda masons, carpenters and laborers. We build traditional homes using sustainable, local materials which in itself improves the local economy. Obviously, our families benefit from their new homes but we are also improving the lives of our workers and suppliers.

Inshuti of Rwanda has been constructing homes for five buildings seasons with the assistance of our project coordinator and workers who have been involved with our program since its inception. Each year we have successfully reached our fundraising goal and even surpassed the number of houses we intended to build.

Annual home visits are conducted with previous house recipients by our executive director and project coordinator. As well as continued visits thought out the year by our Rwandan project coordinator. Progress can be seen by the improvement in each families lives. Parents can focus finances on food, clothing and school fees. As a result, children are in school, cleaner and healthier. Many Inshuti children are now masons themselves or working in an apprenticeship and are building homes for new Inshuti families.

To date we have build 21 homes for families in Rubavu, Rwanda. Our 2020 build is well underway as we are financing and building 11 standard Inshuti homes. This year, we have collaborated with the local government of Murara Sector to help alleviate immediate need of housing for homeless families. The Sector has provided land for this project and we are going to build two, multi-family homes that house 4 families each. What is next? More houses for more families! We also envision writing a children's book based on the story of Solome, our first house recipient.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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INSHUTI OF RWANDA INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 5/5/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Beth Mitchell

Scott Cohen

Steve Marino

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

Housing Development, Community Based Projects