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Tools for Hope, Inc. Working with Rwanda Subsistence Farmers to Help End Poverty

Tools for Hope works with subsistence farmers, local governments, and universities to identify problems and sustainable solutions

Solutions to problems facing subsistence farmers in Rwanda, and other similar areas, must be acceptable culturally, economically, socially, technically, etc. and align with government policies.

    KNOXVILLE, TN, September 22, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Tools For Hope, Inc. CEO, Joram Kimenyi today announced the non-profit will host an informal, informational fundraiser dinner on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, starting at 6 PM in the Parish Hall of Apostles Anglican Church at 1540 Robinson Road, Knoxville. Suggested donation is $30.00 per person. Proceeds will help fund a joint project between Tools for Hope (TFH), Baylor University, the Rwandan government, and the University of Rwanda to develop a viable, agricultural utility vehicle for subsistence farmers in Rwanda. Such vehicles have been under development by US universities for over 15 years. Their deployment in third world economies helps to solve a number of significant problems faced by subsistence farmers. For example, using manual and bicycle transport methods for their harvested crops Rwandan farmers loose up to 40% of the value of the crops because of damage during transport to market.

The event will feature videos and discussions about progress TFH has made in the past year helping to eradicate poverty and to improve food security among subsistence farmers in Rwanda. We will also discuss the efforts to bring an affordable, and practical utility vehicle to small groups of Rwandan farmers. Tools For Hope, Inc. is a nonprofit (501 c 3) organization whose purpose is to facilitate economic growth and development for subsistence farmers in East and Central Africa.

For additional information, contact Joram Kimenyi: 865-385-2234, joram@toolsforhope.org or Richard Trevillian: 865-696-6032, richard@toolsforhope.org. RSVP by October 5, 2016 to tools4hope@gmail.com for the October 12 dinner.

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Projects and assistance targeting populations such as the subsistence farmers of Rwanda often fail to achieve their goals in the long-term because of failures in problem analyses, failures to ensure the local stakeholders agree with the problem as stated and its resolution. Additionally, projects fail because of failures to provide for such issues as on-going maintenance and operating costs, technical training and support, logistics, financing, risk management, legal issues, etc.

Tools for Hope, Inc. (TFH) is organized to help identify, research and analyze, propose viable long-term solutions, and to assist in solution implementation to Rwandan issues that are impeding the typical Rwandan subsistence farmers' advance toward increased prosperity. A TFH core value is that the solutions must be approved and supported by the affected community.


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