Urunana Development Communication (Urunana DC) is a Rwandan national NGO which has its foundation in the work that was originally being implemented by Health Unlimited’s Well Women Media Project since 1998.
Urunana DC is composed of four seperate services:
1. Production of Urunana Soap Opera
2. Production of Umuhoza Magazine
3. Empowering Rural Women and Youth through Inter personal Communication activities.
Urunana DC is an NGO focusing on the following four services:
Urunana meaning hand-in-hand in Kinyarwanda, is the first soap opera to be broadcast in Rwanda.
“I have taken ten years in marriage without a baby, people started coming to me trying to seduce me into sex that if I have sex with them I will have a baby, that my husband is the one with a problem. But following Bushombe and Kankwanzi’s story, I knew that any side can have problems ( Both man and woman). Now I am waiting to get money to go for medical check up” “What can I say about Urunana program?”
“Muhire and Mugeni story provoked me to go for VCT. After Mugeni went and found she was positive and she had stayed for a period of time not knowing her status, I decided also to go for a test to know HIV status and I was happy to find I was HIV negative”