Rwanda is the most densely populated

country in Africa. However, it is a completely landlocked, resource-poor country with 70% of the population working in subsistence farming.

73.2% Male & 68% Female

Literacy rate.  Total population: 71%


population below poverty line.
63% below the extreme poverty line (<$1.25/day)


primary school completion rate

Still rebuilding

from the horrific 1994 genocide, Rwanda’s government is relying on 30-40% of its budget to come from foreign aid.


National Data from National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Education


Edify began operations in 2011.

We have impacted 145,250 students with a Christ-centered education.


School leaders trained: 1,450 |  Teachers trained: 1,592


171 loans disbursed to 104 schools  |  Total loan capital (USD): $2,594,331


Total Schools Impacted

*Cumulative impact as of March 31, 2019


Callist Kayigamba, Rwanda Country Director

Before joining Edify, Callist Kayigamba worked for World Vision Rwanda as an Education Technical Program Manager and served as the co-chair of Rwanda Education NGO Coordination Platform (RENCP). Previously, he served as a lecturer at the National University of Rwanda (NUR) and also held the roles of Department Secretary and Head of Department at different periods. Before joining NUR, Callist had again worked at World Vision, first as an Education Specialist for Child Headed Households, and later as an Area Development Program Coordinator

Callist was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) and currently serves as both the Vice Chairperson of the Board and the Chairperson of the Audit Committee. He is also Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Pentecostal Church of Rwanda (ADEPR).

Callist holds an MA in Population Studies from the University of Nairobi in Kenya; a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in India; and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the National University of Rwanda in Rwanda.

Chris MulisaProgram and Transformation Associate

Chris Mulisa is an alumnus of the Cornerstone Leadership Academy – Rwanda. He served in Burundi for 5 years as a mentor where he lived at a mentoring house for youth helping them in their walk with the Lord and to develop their leadership abilities.

Chris also worked to nationally coordinate the activities of Africa Youth Leadership Forum Burundi chapter – a youth movement operating in East and Central Africa focusing on youth leadership development in Universities. He volunteered to serve on the organizing committee of the Burundi National Prayer Breakfast. Chris has served with Edify as a mentor before he took on this new role.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and can speak 7+ languages including French, English, Swahili, and other local languages.

Yvonne MazziFinancial Sustainability Officer

Yvonne Mazzi joined Edify in 2015 on a part time basis and full time in 2016. She implements the QuickBooks Accounting software in schools, ensuring that partner schools in Rwanda have healthy financial systems.

Prior to joining Edify, Yvonne worked as a certified QuickBooks Pro-Advisor training and certifying accountants in QuickBooks as well as supporting companies using the software in Rwanda from 2013-2015.

She has a bachelors degree in International Relations and French and is a certified public accountant. She has been working in the financial sector since 2010.

Broad AgabaMonitoring and Evaluation Officer

Broad Agaba joined Edify in 2014 part-time and full time in 2017. He is responsible for overall monitoring and evaluation of the Edify Rwanda programs.

Prior to joining Edify, Broad worked as  Head of Mentoring and Leadership Development at Sonrise Schools in Rwanda, as a Business Development Officer with Goodneighbor Consult, and an Exams Officer and Administrator of Academic Affairs at Jomo Kenyatta University Kigali Campus.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Law from Makerere University and is studying for his Master of Science degree in Monitoring and Evaluation at Jomo Kenyattta University. He serves as a Christian Leader in one of the local churches in Rwanda.

Confidence Mukahigiro Kyatuheire, Administrative Book Keeper

Confidence joined Edify in February 2018 as the Administrative Book Keeper. Previously, she worked at New Life Christian Academy and High School in Kayonza where she served as an accountant for the two schools. She then worked for Africa New Life Ministries Head Quarters in Kigali where she served as an accountant until she joined Edify Rwanda.

She studied at Makerere University Business School in Uganda and is currently pursuing a degree in Accounting at Mount Kenya University Kigali.