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We are active in the Great Lakes region between Congo DRC and Rwanda, which in recent decades has been the scene of dramatic conflicts that have led to a tragic deterioration in the living conditions of the population.
Since 2004 we have been helping to grow Nyamyumba Village, Nyaruguru District, Southern Province, Rwanda with an Integrated Development Project.
Since 2004, we have obtained tax exemption from the Tax Division of Canton Ticino. (click here for pdf document)
Mabawa has held certified NGO registration from the Government of Rwanda since 2009. (click here for pdf document)
FROM JUNE 1998
A group of friends and acquaintances, united by the desire to help families and children who are victims of war and lack means.
SINCE JANUARY 2004
To give official status to the commitment made, and in the face of exponential growth in activities, a Mabawa "Wings for Africa" association was founded.
The vision extends: aid for sustainable development and the autonomy of entire communities.
SINCE APRIL 2005
The Mabawa association becomes a member of FOSIT (Federation of NGOs of Southern Switzerland).
SINCE JUNE 2007
The Mabawa "Wings for Africa" Onlus association is founded with headquarters in Milan (Italy)
SINCE SEPTEMBER 2009
Certification by the Rwandan government. Reg 85 / DGI & E
The strength and special feature that unites all our projects is the optimisation of social capital and the valorisation of the human resources present in the village.
Nothing extraneous is imposed in the daily simplicity of life of the inhabitants of our communities, precisely so as not to create any new needs.
Development, if sustainable, must not create any kind of extraneous dependence, but must focus on maximising the resources already present, i.e. social and human capital, the only true and inexhaustible strength of any rural reality.