The Rwanda Savings and Credit Association program partners with four local church denominations in order to reach rural communities most effectively: the Anglican church (EAR), Pentecostal church (ADEPR), Free Methodist church (EMLR) and Presbyterian church (EPR). HOPE works within each church’s distinct structure for program facilitation and oversight. (For example, each partnering diocese in the Anglican program has a HOPE Field Coordinator.)
As our program continues to grow, we will look to expand our partnership with more churches. But ultimately, our goal is to see churches taking ownership of SCAs as a self-sustaining long-term church ministry, not just a HOPE program.