LWA is the result of a work of God in the hearts of a couple – Gilbert and Esther. Gilbert had been volunteering for several years in a center for children with disabilities called Inshuti z’abakene in Kigali. One day he and Esther saw a program on TV showing the desperate plight of some other children with disabilities who were homeless and malnourished.They knew they had to do something for them. The next day they visited that young mother with two severely disabled and malnourished children,their father forsake them because of the stigma, and that first step led to the founding of Love with Actions [LWA]. With their own resources, they began to supplement that family’s diet and found several others whom they also started to help in small ways.From a small seed of compassion, God is growing a ministry that has long been needed for these children and their families.
Love with Actions shows God's love in practical and holistic ways to Rwandan families who have children with disabilities by reducing challenges they face as victims of ignorance and poverty in the community.
To help children with disabilities from vulnerable families have dignity in the community through advocacy and creation of opportunity for themselves and their families, and to educate them through the word of God how Jesus loves them.
We believe that everyone has value as God’s unique creation. We believe that children with disabilities have equal rights like other children to receive all the opportunities in the society. We believe that families of these children need emotional, spiritual, and practical support.