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Support for the agricultural activities of the refugee and Rwandan communities of Mahama.

Maison Shalom project "Support to refugees and host community in agricultural activities" aims at improving the livelihoods and socio-economic development of refugees and the Rwandan community in… Lire la suite

Launch of UBUNTU Academy

Maison Shalom has launched a new education and knowledge exchange project called "UBUNTU Academy". 

The past year has been full of challenges, and we are beginning another year that could… Lire la suite

Girls' Education: Support to refugees and the host community in the prevention of COVID-19

On December 16, 2020, with cases of COVID-19 continuing to emerge in the country, Maison Shalom, supported by the FPGL ( Fondation… Lire la suite

Entrepreneurship training for the good management of Income Generating Activities (IGAs)

Entrepreneurship training that took place at Maison Shalom was attended by 42 refugee youth and women as well as youth and women from the host community in Kicukiro District.

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27th anniversary of Maison Shalom

On October 26th, at Maison Shalom's headquarters, it was a day of reflection and remembrance of the why and how of the creation of Maison Shalom. The entire staff of Maison Shalom and some members… Lire la suite

Foundation stone laying for UZIMA Sanitary Pad Production Unit

The foundation stone laying of the Uzima sanitary pad production unit took place on September 4, 2020 in Mahama sector, Kirehe district. The ceremony took place in the presence of the founder of… Lire la suite

Contribution of refugees to the fight against the COVID-19 virus in their communities 

Maison Shalom in partnership with IOM - Rwanda (International Organization for Migration) and ADRA (Adventist development and relief agency) distributed 20,000 washable protective masks made by… Lire la suite

Inauguration of the Hozagara Hub in Mahama Sector

Maison Shalom International inaugurated the Hozagara Hub in the Mahama sector (Munini, Kabeza) - Monday, June 22, 2020

The new centre integrates different activities that will benefit… Lire la suite

Marguerite Barankitse on World Refugee Day 2020

" Today, June 20, 2020, is World Refugee Day.


Being a refugee is an extreme injustice. It is… Lire la suite

Young refugee entrepreneurs in Mahama camp

Following the coronavirus pandemic (COVID -19), several measures were put in place, including those affecting the work of some, to combat the disease. The incomes of many have been severely… Lire la suite

Emergency assistance to refugees in confinement

COVID-19 is a situation that threatens our society and the economy as a whole, and urban refugees are among the most affected as a result of the preventive measures taken by the Government of… Lire la suite

Recruitment notice: Programme, Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Maison Shalom wishes to recruit a Programme, Monitoring & Evaluation Manager who meets the following requirements:


Leading the deployment of… Lire la suite

United against Coronavirus COVID-19

Dear Friends,
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Refugees working with the host community

A 3 ha plot of land for agriculture was inaugurated by Mrs Barankitse Marguerite, founder of Maison Shalom. The main objective of the land is to help small producers become key… Lire la suite

30 Burundian refugees graduated

On 16 January 2019, 30 Burundian young refugees completed successfully their courses at the University of Lay Adventists of Kigali and now hold a bachelor's degree. Among… Lire la suite

Christmas celebration for refugee children

Christmas is the time for family and friends to come together and celebrate love.

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Felicien’s testimony : young Burundian refugee who succeeded with more than 90% in Economics /Accounting

I’m the 3rd born in a family of 10 children; we lost our mom when I was 14. Lire la suite

Holidays for kindergarten

For the 2019 school year, 106 urban refugee children aged 3 to 5 in Kigali, from Muhanga, Huye and Nyamata districts are admitted to nursery schools in their community where they can eat well,… Lire la suite

26th Anniversary : Ending the Jubilee Year

The 24th of October, 1993 in Ruyigi province (East of Burundi), after surviving and recovering 25 children from the massacres, Maggy desperately sought an inn for these… Lire la suite

The founder of Maison Shalom, Marguerite Barankitse, exiled since 2015, was received by Pope Francis.

Maison Shalom Founder, Marguerite Barankitse, a Burundian humanitarian in exile since 2015, was received in audience by Pope Francis.

As part of a mission with the co-founders of Aurora… Lire la suite