About Us

SEVOTA, “Solidarité pour l’Épanouissement des Veuves et des Orphelins visant le Travail et l’Auto-promotion (Solidarity for the Development of Widows and Orphans to Promote Self-Sufficiency and Livelihoods), is an approved organization under Rwandan law. It was founded on December 28, 1994, and authorized by Ministerial Decree No. 130/11 of September 5, 2008, published in the December 30, 2009, edition of the Official Journal. It currently has 31 active members with multi-disciplinary backgrounds, It holds a Certificate of Compliance issued on May 6, 2013, by the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB). SEVOTA aims to provide moral and organizational support to its beneficiaries–who include women survivors of violence, children born as a result of violence, and vulnerable households, including those of widows and orphans–so that they may be able to analyze their problems and find appropriate solutions, while working to build their skills in order to improve their emotional, social, health, legal, and economic living conditions and those of their community. The purpose of the organization is to contribute to the improvement of widows’ and orphans’ position and their social, economic and cultural living conditions.

SEVOTA Team

Godelieve Mukasarasi
Godelieve Mukasarasi
Founder & Coordinator of SEVOTA
Philomene MUTSOBEKAZI
Philomene MUTSOBEKAZI
Presidente
DR. Olive UGIRIWABO
DR. Olive UGIRIWABO
Vice Presidente

Testimonials

Umushinga "iwacu ni amahoro" wankuye mu bukene ubu naguze ingururbe mu mafaranga nakuye mumushinga.

— Olive

Member

Kujyana n'umugabo mu mahugurwa byagize akamaro kuko byatumye intonganya mu rugo zigabanuka kandi amafaranga twakuye mu mahugurwa twayaguze itungo (ingurube)

— Sylvine

Member

Ntarajya mu mushinga "Iwacu ni amahoro" numvaga ndi njyenyine ngahora nihebye, none ubu mpura n'abandi tukaganira.

— Alphonsine

Member

Abanyamuryango b’Umuryango SEVOTA (Solidarité pour l’Épanouissement des Veuves et des Orphelins visant le Travail et l’Auto-promotion) bishimira ko biyubatse, bagakira ibikomere batewe n’ibyababayeho muri Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu mwaka w'i 1994..
Umuryango SEVOTA washinzwe ku ya 28 Ukuboza 1994, kuya 28 Ukuboza 2019 wagize imyaka 25, uwizihiza kuya 8 Mutarama 2020. Uyu muryango wagize uruhare rukomeye cyane mu kubungabunga ubwisanzure bw’abapfakazi n'imfubyi binyuze mu murimo no kwiteza imbere

— SEVOTA

Kwibuka26: Baravuga imyato ‘SEVOTA’ yabafashije kwiyubaka no kubaka u Rwanda

Mve, mère survivante des viols et ayant une fille

Au départ c'était difficile pour moi personnellement et avec ma fille, parce que je croyais que personne n’allait me comprendre ou m'écouter mais avec SEVOTA, quand nous avons commencé les rencontres, les réunions, on commençait d’abord à pleurer, pleurer ... et après on nous écoutait. On a commencé à parler, à raconter …

— MVE

Umunyarwanda

I stay with my mom,” he said in almost a whisper. “The problem is that my mother is traumatized and sometimes she yells at me. In April, the anniversary of the genocide, she gets really traumatized. Things were bad.

“But now the women of Sevota help my mother and they help me,” he said.

— Mukamurenzi Domithille

Sevota member

Godeliève Mukasarasi (born 1959) is a Rwandan social worker, genocide survivor, and rural development activist.[1] She created the organization Sevota to support widowed women and their children after the genocide[2]. In 2018 she was given an International Women of Courage award for her work.

— Janelle Sandoval

President, ACME Company

Claude said that he had been taunted by kids at school, but now he has told them that his mother was raped in the genocide and now they accept him. His mother is HIV positive and he helps her at home. He does cleaning and washes cars. He does errands for old people.

“Because I help them, they love me and give me tips,” said Claude. “That gives me hope that I will be a better man in the future.”

— Claude

Sevota

Godeliève Mukasarasi (born 1959) is a Rwandan social worker, genocide survivor, and rural development activist.[1] She created the organization Sevota to support widowed women and their children after the genocide[2]. In 2018 she was given an International Women of Courage award for her work.

— Ashley Fields

Journalist

Godeliève Mukasarasi (born 1959) is a Rwandan social worker, genocide survivor, and rural development activist.[1] She created the organization Sevota to support widowed women and their children after the genocide[2]. In 2018 she was given an International Women of Courage award for her work.

— Eric Johnson

Marketing Director @ SEO Corp.

Godeliève Mukasarasi (born 1959) is a Rwandan social worker, genocide survivor, and rural development activist.[1] She created the organization Sevota to support widowed women and their children after the genocide[2]. In 2018 she was given an International Women of Courage award for her work.

— Kathryn Knowles

Author

More about SEVOTA

Mission

To promote activities related to peace,reconcilliation and the promotion of human rights ,women's rights and rights of vulnerable children

Vision

TO have a society in which human dignity is recognized and in which men,women and children all help one another so that all may prosper.

Strategies

Three core values that guided SEVOTA member's actions:
Solidarity,Compassion and Dignity (SOCODI)

Sevota's Partners

Foundation Melania

Foundation Melania

How to reach us

Address
RWANDA

KAMONYI District

RUKOMA Sector

 

 

 

Phone
+250788520831

Working Hours
Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 7:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 3:30pm

Email

coordinatorsevota@gmail.com

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