Hand of Hope in Rwanda

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Population: 12,337,138 - ranks 73rd worldwide 
Literacy: 64% 
Official Language: French, English and Kinyarwanda
Religion: Freedom of religion
Geography: Area - 26,338 sq. km. A fertile, mountainous country.

Book Translation

10 of Joyce’s books have been translated in the Kinyarwanda language. Over 255,000 copies have been distributed through outreaches.   

Feeding Programs

Previously, Hand of Hope served hundreds of thousands of meals yearly through our feeding programs in Rwanda.

International Conferences
  • 2008: Joyce Meyer Ministries held a conference in Kigali, with over 6,000 in attendance.
  • 2006: Joyce Meyer Ministries held a conference in conjunction with Hope Rwanda

Leadership Training

Hand of Hope has partnered with John Maxwell's EQUIP leadership training ministry to conduct the Million Leaders Mandate, a global initiative striving to train at least one million leaders worldwide.


In partnership with Hope Rwanda, organized by Mark and Darlene Zschech, Hand of Hope helped support various outreaches. We also built 4 houses for widows and helped support other humanitarian aid. In a 3-day period, Joyce ministered to over 66,000 people. We also launched a feeding program in Kigali, feeding 570 children per day.

Prison Ministry

2006:  Prison teams visited 16 prison, distributed hygiene gifts bags, each including one of Joyce’s books to over 71,000 inmates.  This was the first time an outreach of this magnitude for inmates took place in Rwanda.

Television and Radio

Joyce’s Enjoying Everyday Life radio programs are available in English, KiSwahali and French in most areas across the country, and previously aired on television.

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