World Vision International2014
World Vision opened an office in Rwanda in 1994 in response to the genocide, which caused millions to flee the country. World Vision initially provided emergency help to those displaced and cared for unaccompanied children. The organization also helped people resettle as they returned home. Since 2000, World Vision has been working with communities in Rwanda to find long term solutions to poverty and injustice. As Rwandans are still recovering from Africa’s worst genocide in modern times, World Vision is supporting more than 2.5 million people via 29 long term, child-focused Area Development Programs. Student intern Amanda Aweh participated in a Lean and Six Sigma implementation at World Vision Rwanda to find ways to improve key internal processes and to help transform its culture towards continuous improvement.