The genocide that started on broke out on 6 April 1994 – the worst planned ethnic killing since the Holocaust sixty years earlier – Rwanda is struggling to overcome its dark history of thirty-two years of state division, years of economic collapse and 100 days of genocide that killed 1,000,000 people. In 1994, the country was in ruins and most, if not all, the infrastructure was destroyed.
The genocide had long reaching socio-economic consequences that are working against Rwanda in rebuilding itself.
Yet since those dark days of 1994, tremendous efforts have been made by the government of Rwanda and other organizations to tackle the complex problems facing Rwanda.
It is in that context of reconstruction that informally on October 2009, it was put in place a non-government organization entitled “Umbrella for Vulnerable” which operated to face the socio economic consequences of war and genocide most especially for the vulnerable people and on 16 February 2015, the NGO obtained the legal personality from the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) numbered No.003/NGO/RGB/2015.