Scroll Top

Karongi Church Empowerment Zone

Project Name

Karongi Church Empowerment Zone

Project Location


Project Natures
  • Livelihood Development
  • Church and Community Mobilisation
Project Objectives

Through training, establish a group of local churches to serve as witnesses of unity in the community and to work together to serve the disadvantaged in the region and to fulfil Integral Mission.


Local church leaders and disadvantaged groups (including malnourished children, and poor farmers)

No. of Beneficiaries


Key Activities
  • Church Mobilisation – Provide integrated training to local churches and enhance the function of the Church Network Committee to carry out Integral Mission in each community.
  • Economic development – strengthen community savings groups and provide financial management training for participants.
  • Children and youth development – set up kids clubs, and youth-led groups.
  • Agricultural development: set up demonstration gardens, providing seeds, fertilisers and training in agriculture (including poultry farming, mushroom farming, developing fruit and vegetable gardens, tree planting, etc.).
Project Period

Oct 2018 to Sep 2023


Approx. HK$574,080


Damien Mushinzimana is a Methodist pastor in Rwankuba, our project area, and a member of the Church Network Committee. He began training with CEDAR’s partner World Relief Rwanda in 2018 and has seen how the project has had many positive impacts on the ministry of his church and the church network as a whole. He says, ‘Before the training, my focus as a church leader was solely on the redemption of souls through evangelism and baptism. But now, through the establishment of savings groups and the development of community service in the church, I have seen a greater spirit of unity and collaboration among church members, which has helped not only the spiritual growth of the members but also the economy and development of the community.

In setting up savings groups, the local churches have encouraged the community to form groups where members learn to save money together and take out loans responsibly to use the funds for different productive activities to improve the living conditions of their families. Local churches have used outreach to visit the most disadvantaged and poor families in the community, building relationships and helping to improve the lives of these families. The Church Network Committee has also mobilised the community on many occasions to pay for health insurance and other basic needs for vulnerable groups. Gratefully, we have seen these poor families improve their health, their financial situation, and their childcare, and become more involved in their communities and church services. We are also glad to see that since the project began, more church members have responded to the call to serve the community, understanding that the preaching of the Gospel must be accompanied by a witness to Christ in their lives and the community.


Partner Name

World Relief Rwanda (WRR)   

Year of establishment


The Year Our Partnership Started


Partner's Mission

Together with local churches, transform the most disadvantaged economically, socially and spiritually.

donation method

(Please specify: ‘Development & Advocacy’)

Autopay (for regular donations)

Click here to download the “Monthly Donation Form”

Online Donation

Click here to donate through Visa, Master, JCB or UnionPay


Please make it payable to CEDAR FUND

Direct Deposit

HSBC: 004-600-385678-001

BEA: 015-185-68-00931-7SSA

BOC: 012-581-2-020114-7

DBS: 016-478-001364162

Faster Payment System

FPS ID: 3354016 or scan the below code in the online banking


Click here or scan the below code (Please fill in your name and contact information in the message field)

After donation, please send a completed Donation Form, enclosing with cheque, bank-in slip or screenshot of successful payment along with your name, contact phone number and mailing address to us via mail, email or WhatsApp.

> Donation Form Download

Address: CEDAR Fund, G.P.O. Box 3212, Hong Kong
WhatsApp (for donation matters only): 5160 7549

  1. CEDAR is an approved charitable institution and trust of a public character under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Please visit Inland Revenue Department website for details.
  2. CEDAR Fund will issue a receipt for a donation of HK$100 or above for tax deduction. For a donation of less than HK$100, please get in touch with us to issue a receipt.
  3. Please DO NOT fax any donation information.