A group of 10 local ladies make local Rwandan crafts, which are sold directly to guests at Virunga Lodge, as well as to all VS lodges. Crafts such as baskets, table placemats and coasters, and kitenge bathrobes are made and sold by the group.
A water tap was built in October 2018 to provide a safe access point to water to the Kinoni village, neighbouring Virunga Lodge. A housing structure for the water taps was created, in order to ensure secure access to water for members of the Kinoni village. The water source project is managed by a committee […]
The VSPT has worked on purchasing the 3km long buffer along the northern part of the Gorge since 2009. With the purchase completed at the end of 2018 and following the Kyambura Eco-Tourism Project launch event in February 2019, a 3-hour guided walk has been developed and is offered to guests to showcase the buffer […]
In 2018 VSPT has launched a microfinance savings scheme for members of Sunzu Village. The objective of the project is to provide a loan that will help to generate income from investment in small scale sustainable agricultural projects, as well as weaving baskets, and breeding domestic animals.
The Building of a Permanent Settlement for the Gahinga Batwa, Uganda The Batwa are thought to be one of the oldest surviving indigenous people in the Central African Region. Known for their unique culture in the forests, the Batwa of the Virunga Mountains survived by hunting small game, gathering plants and fruits, living in […]