Dear Friends,

In our last newsletter, we announced that one of our goals for 2016 is to hire a new Program Director to begin work in Rwanda. We are thrilled to introduce you to Hannah Ingram, who has accepted the position and is beyond excited for this journey:

“In the fall of 2010, I went on my first trip to Rwanda and was deeply impacted by the beauty of both the people and the landscape. Since that first visit, I have returned two more times, continuing to be inspired by the progress in development and the remaining need in this “land of a thousand hills”. I have seen the impact of Global Capacity on the lives of individual students and their families and look forward to overseeing these ongoing efforts. While we know some of the needs and the ways that we can help to meet them, I also expect to continue building relationships with community officials and families, partnering with them to find solutions that maintain dignity and allow each person to reach their full potential.”
Hannah’s primary responsibilities will be:

  • Visiting each student at school or at home multiple times each year
  • Updating the website about each student frequently
  • Collecting, organizing and distributing school supplies and orientation materials
  • Establishing relationship with headmaster at the schools our students attend
  • Visiting program graduates to gain insight of current situation post-school

We are hoping to raise $10,000 for an increase in costs in 2016/2017, which includes sending Hannah to Rwanda and other goals. And we’d love for you to be part of that! Each of our life-changing scholarships cost $588 per year and include the following: school fees, school materials, health insurance, transportation, Secondary School kit (mattress, pillow, bed sheets, lock box, mosquito net, basin, squeegie, and towel), personal hygiene items, and two school uniforms. You can give by clicking on the button below or sending a check to our mailing address, listed in the footer.


Every gift of $100 receives a hand-carved dove ornament, made in Rwanda by local artisans working with our good friends at Azizi Life.

Thank you for your consideration!

Executive Director, Matthew Heinz and the Board of Directors (Tim Altero, Kay Ellen Heinz, Steve Heinz, Liz Helland, Hannah Ingram, Peter Mhando, Robert Pfahl, Jonathan Stube, and Ashlee Tate)