The Urugo Women’s Opportunity Center, located in the Eastern province of Rwanda, is an innovative social enterprise founded by Women for Women International in 2013. The striking campus, conceived by architect Sharon Davis, was built using 450,000 clay bricks handcrafted by a local cooperative run by Women for Women program graduate Angelique Mukankubana.
The center has created a secure, supportive environment in which women can find support, access resources and develop life-changing skills enabling them to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-reliance.
The rolling hills on which the center is constructed are perfect for those who wish to discover rural Rwanda. In addition, the center offers unmatched cultural experiences.
Urugo means home, our urugo is a space of learning, a hub for women’s entrepreneurship, a resource for the community, and a model of an environmentally conscious design. We strive for stronger women, stronger families, and stronger communities.