In 2001, Protection and Care of Families against HIV/AIDS (PACFA) was established – as a project under the Office of the First Lady – to mobilize resources desperately needed in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Through PACFA, they have given hope and renewed value to the lives of thousands of women traumatized by genocide and deliberately infected with HIV/AIDS. They have been committed to improving the quality of life for families affected by HIV/AIDS and providing health care to vulnerable groups.
Over the years, PACFA embraced new programs and initiatives, involved more people and cultivated a sense of greater purpose. They have come to understand that providing hope, good health, quality education and economic empowerment to the most vulnerable communities is paramount if they are to achieve national development. As such Imbuto Foundation was born in 2007 to build on and take forward the work done by PACFA.
Literally translated Imbuto means seed. A seed well planted, watered, nurtured and given all the necessary support successfully grows into a healthy plant – one that reaches high and stands tall. Imbuto Foundation envisions this for all its current initiatives and those in the future.