Rwanda Union of Little People (RULP) was established as a civil society organization in August, 2015 after more discussion with its members on challenges encountered in their daily life. There is very low education level and extreme poverty among little people in Rwanda; this is further exacerbated by prevailing social stigma and cultural attitudes. RULP advocates on behalf of its members for equal rights for little people. RULP’s vision is a society where Little People enjoy the same human rights, opportunities and a dignified life. To reach this vision, RULP organize various trainings to its, members in different ways and topics in order to empower them.
Rwanda Union of Little has 200 Members from six districts of Musanze, Kicukiro, Gasabo, Rutsiro, Nyamasheke and Kayonza. Moreover, RULP focusses on 3 Areas of Intervention (Education, Health, and Economic Empowerment all of these performed through advocacy).
RULP’s mission is to work towards enabling little people to live independently and actively participate in the society through skills development, capacity building and social integration. RULP has objectives to seek the initiative various programmes that address needs and concerns of little people. This ranges from advocacy and awareness raising, capacity building, economic empowerment and cultural activities.