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What is Vivo Cuore?

Vivo Cuore is a non-profit organization driven to save the lives of Rwandan children suffering from congenital heart diseases. 

Founded in 2014 by Sandrine Murengerantwali, Vivo Cuore’s mission stemmed from its founder’s ambitious dream to give back the life-saving gift she received as a child in Rwanda: a generous donation which enabled her to receive surgical heart treatment. Alongside helping children in urgent need one at a time we are also striving to help build the foundations for facilities that will save the lives of hundreds of children in Rwanda.

Our mission :

Adults and children with a CHD cannot receive treatment in Rwanda simply because these tools, equipment and infrastructure are lacking in the country. Travelling to receive a life-saving surgery is a luxury which most cannot afford.

We want to help every child in Rwanda that is in urgent need of a heart surgery by providing the funding necessary for children to travel and receive the treatment and care they need. Our efforts are a part of a large collaboration with our international partners, organizations and hospitals to save the lives of these children and support their families.

Our vision :

Beyond this first and important step, we also have a big dream: to help build the first pediatric cardiology establishment in Rwanda so that children can be diagnosed and treated for congenital heart diseases within the country. We believe in universal access to adequate medical care for all, especially children. Every child should one day be able to receive medical care within their own country. 

With the help of our partners, both local from Rwanda and international, our goal will be to build the infrastructure, and make the adequate tools, equipment, services and expertise accessible to everyone affected by a heart disease. This way, future generations in Rwanda and its neighboring countries will be able to benefit from immediate care.

Our values :

Vivo Cuore’s values represent the promise we make to ourselves and to all our stakeholders that care and support us while we carry forward in saving children’s hearts.

Transparency in all our actions and operations of Vivo Cuore

Dedication to our mission. We give our 100% 

Integrity towards our donors, our members, supporters and community at large

Our partners:

A big thank you to our following partners for their precious collaboration.