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Grown To Help (GTH), is founded by a young woman called Mugabekazi Denyse, and a man called Mbarushimana Jean Paul.


My name is Mugabekazi Denyse I was born in Kigali the capital of Rwanda, Nyarugenge District in one of the hottest corners of the City, called Gitega sector.
I lost my father in 1994, when I was very young, from that day on, my mother began to take care of us alone, in very difficult life conditions.
After the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, many of the children in my neighborhood found themselves in very difficult conditions too, the young girls married underage and without economic independence, most of our neighbors were really poor, children were exposed to all kinds of abuse, most of them have become prostitutes, house helpers, drug addicts, thieves, street children, etc ...
Until now there are families that still living in misery, whose Dads have left families because of poverty, the children do not have means to go to school, and cannot have at least one meal a day.
When I was very young, I had a dream that when I grow up I will give a hand to such families living in miserable conditions, I had and still have a lot of compassion for the children born to poor parents, and for the brave mothers who raise their children alone.
My philosophy is this: the best way to be grateful to those who have helped me be successful in life, including the Lord who had protected me from a miserable life, is to help the vulnerable in all possible ways, to protect them against the difficulties that may invade their future.
From that, I founded Grown To Help (GTH) Organization, so that through which we (my team and I) can help many families to have a better life, and their children to become independent and competent in the future.
Thank you.


My name is Jean Paul Mbarushimana, I was born in Gisagara District, I am married and have three children. When I was 15 years old, I observed the struggles some families go through that most of the times prevent children from continuing their studies and later this have a negative impact on their future life. Being an orphan at that time as my dad passed away when I was 10, I was too much concerned with orphans and I thought when I will grow up, I will find ways to put in place a center to care for orphans.
After a new policy of raising children in families was adopted my idea was no longer valid until I met different colleagues whom we had almost the same idea and planned to start a local NGO that will care for children from poor families, supporting them in their education and at the same time support their respective families graduate from extreme poverty.
From that time, I connected with one of the colleagues Denyse Mugabekazi, who is the founder of Grown To Help (GTH) and started the journey since then, together with other members.


Vision - Mission - Values

Our Vision

The GTH's vision is to contribute to living in a community where children from vulnerable families have improved wellbeing and required skills that make them competitive.

Our Mission

The GTH's mission is to transform the lives of children from vulnerable families, and helping their parents to develop Self - reliance

Core Values

Values are important because they anchor us and keep us stable when things shift and change. Values shape our mission and vision, what we do and the relationship with our beneficiaries. They are the foundation of everything we do at GROWN TO HELP(GTH).


Values are important because they anchor us and keep us stable when things shift and change.


GTH respects and values people especially its members and beneficiaries for who they are, regardless of their believes, gender, color, disability, race, age, social-economic categories, background, etc. GTH believes that diversity will increase the quality of its programs and impact in the society in which it operates. This will encourage a creative environment, being more creative, diligent and hard working towards poverty eradication, for a better future of the children from vulnerable families.


GTH believes that having defined strong ethical and moral principles is an important attribute to promote its culture, for mutual support and respect. GTH believes that good leadership will be fundamental in gaining the trust from beneficiaries, government, partners, and donors. Living with integrity requires doing what is right even when it is difficult or will not be acknowledged by others.


Feeling empowered is a fundamental human need, it elevates our desire of making change in the society where we live and the world around us, it enables us to make decisions and taking actions to overcome life’s challenges, fighting for our rights. GTH wants to see its beneficiary families graduating from poverty, and becoming financially stable and their children being competitive at the labor market. This will be a result of supporting children for their education and empowering their families towards self-reliance.


Equitable empowerment and treatment of our beneficiaries is one of the strategies to foster the well-being and flexibility of both the GTH and its beneficiaries, with the aim of increasing sincerity, acceptance, and innovation.


Our value of commitment is one that defines our determination towards achieving our goal of advocating, supporting, and helping vulnerable families. To build a strong and mutual relationship between us and our beneficiaries, we must understand and recognize that there must be a commitment that defines our loyalty, love, patience, and persistence in everything we do.


Our value of courage is the root of everything we do at GTH. We struggle to help our beneficiaries understand who they are, their rights and what they can do; identifying their needs, accepting their strengths and limitations, and recognizing the amazing things they can bring to, themselves, their families, the society, and the country in general.

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