In 2001, the Support to Family Initiatives (SUFI) project was launched to help improve the lives of widows and child-headed households through the use of psychosocial support and incomegenerating activities.
In 2007, SUFI was extended to cater to other vulnerable groups and was renamed Imali project.
Today the project is implemented with the support of Rwanda Governance Board, UNDP, UN Women and Rural Women Economic Empowerment.
Through the project, these vulnerable people are grouped into cooperatives where they are taught how to grow tomatoes in greenhouses and how to manage cooperatives. Once the tomatoes have been harvested, the cooperatives have enough money for members to be financially independent and to enter new business ventures. Beneficiaries receive start-up funds and greenhouses for agricultural activities.