Imbuto Foundation’s Chairperson, Mrs. Jeannette Kagame personifies an active, relentless and passionate devotion to uplifting the lives of vulnerable populations in Rwanda, and in particular those of widows, orphans of the Genocide and impoverished families.
Through her passion and strong will to uplift the vulnerable population of Rwanda, she has guided Imbuto Foundation towards creating programmes that deal with education, health, youth and socio economic issues.
As the nation’s First Lady, Mrs. Kagame also serves on the boards of various international organisations, including the Friends of the Global Fund Africa, the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise and the Global Coalition of Women against HIV and AIDS. She is also a UNAIDS and LANCET commissioner and the current Vice President of OAFLA.
Literally translated Imbuto [eem-bu-to] 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.”
(First Lady and Chairperson of Imbuto Foundation, Mrs Jeannette Kagame)
A nation of empowered and dignified Rwandans
To support the development of a healthy, educated and prosperous society
Excellence, Integrity, Solidarity, Commitment.
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.