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Compassion International Health Interventions and Rural Community Development in Rwanda

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 4)

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Page : 1208-1211

Keywords : Non-Governmental organizations; rural community Development; Compassion international;

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The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of non-governmental organizations health interventions on rural community development in Rwanda, using Compassion international. as a case study. A descriptive research design was used. The target population included; caregivers of Compassion international beneficiaries in the program from 10 child development centers (CDCs) out of 15 CDCs that compassion international supports in Gatsibo district. Respondents were selected through simple random sampling. Data was obtained through questionnaires and review of reports and journals. Data was analyzed for both descriptive and inferential statistics by use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Results of the study revealed that R-square is 0.909 %, implying that compassion international health interventions had an influence on the development of the rural community. Consequently recommend that Compassion International to expand its health interventions to cover a bigger portion other than one child per household. Moreover, it’s recommended that other NGOs adopt and improve on Compassion International model in the provision of health care services to the Rwandan community. The study particularly recommends other organizations operating in Gatsibo district should emulate Compassion international in the provision of medical insurance and nutritional support as well as health education to as many Rwandans as possible and especially the vulnerable and marginalized groups.

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