About the foundation

In 2001, Protection and Care of Families against HIV/AIDS (PACFA) was established – as a project under the Office of the First Lady - to mobilize resources desperately needed in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Through PACFA, we have given hope and renewed value to the lives of thousands of women traumatized by genocide and deliberately infected with HIV/AIDS. We have been committed to improving the quality of life for families affected by HIV/AIDS and providing health care to vulnerable groups.

Over the years, PACFA embraced new programs and initiatives, involved more people and cultivated a sense of greater purpose. We have come to understand that providing hope, good health, quality education and economic empowerment to the most vulnerable communities is paramount if we are to achieve national development. We needed to change our name to reflect our evolution and current fields of activity; as such Imbuto Foundation was born in 2007 to build on and take forward the work done by PACFA.

Literally translated Imbuto means seed. A seed well planted, watered, nurtured and given all the necessary support successfully grows into a healthy plant – one that reaches high and stands tall. Imbuto Foundation envisions this for all its current initiatives and those in the future.

Vision - A nation of empowered and dignified Rwandans

Mission – To support the development of a healthy, educated and prosperous society

Values – Excellence, Integrity, Solidarity, Commitment

Strategy – Imbuto Foundation’s work is aligned to national priorities and it fulfils its mission through advocacy, community outreach, mentorship, fostering partnerships and unleashing young talent.