A Christian charity based in Scotland working to help vulnerable people in Central Africa

About us

We work with our partners in Rwanda, DR Congo, Burundi, South Sudan and Uganda to bring lasting transform to lives and communities.

Our work includes:

  • Providing healthcare and hospital facilities in Africa
  • Taking children off the street and giving them a loving home
  • Facilitating healing and reconciliation in post-genocide and conflict communities
  • Supporting vulnerable mums and their babies
  • Providing education, training and help to start a business
  • Rehabilitating ex-child soldiers
  • Providing church leadership training

Since our foundation in 1999, we have worked closely with local partners to ensure that these people can become self-sufficient long after we have helped them.

Our history

1999

Callum Henderson visited Rwanda for the first time. With the involvement of his local church, he set up Comfort Rwanda, the name coming from Isaiah chapter 14 verse 1.

2004

Until this point we operated mainly within a local church context focusing on helping genocide survivors. We saw a remarkable change in people’s lives.

2006

We set up the Street Kids Rescue programme. We also launched our website in this year.

2007

We began working in D.R. Congo with small scale food projects.

2010

We launched the Christian College of Rwanda.

2011

The charity had grown by over 40 times in size. The trustees decided to employ a permanent member of staff to help run the charity. We set up our first shop in Airdrie (Scotland).

2013

The ITVET school was opened to meet an exit strategy for our Street Kids as they got older.

2014

We changed our name to Comfort Rwanda & Congo.

2015

We began Comfort Babies, which became a huge project that helped over 80 families. We also opened the Rusayu Hospital in D.R. Congo. The same year, the ex child soldiers moved into their village of hope.

2017

3,500 children had been educated in Comfort schools in Congo. After beginning our work in Uganda, we rebranded to Comfort International.

2017

We responded to requests for help in Burundi. We began a SKR project at two locations in Bujumbura.

2019

On our 20th anniversary we began work on the Comfort transformation centre.

2019

We launched our South Sudan child support project

Now

We are still looking to expand and help as many people as we can. We will never lose our hunger to change people’s lives.

2004

Until this point we operated mainly within a local church context focusing on helping genocide survivors. We saw a remarkable change in people’s lives.

2007

We began working in D.R. Congo with small scale food projects.

2011

The charity had grown by over 40 times in size. The trustees decided to employ a permanent member of staff to help run the charity. We set up our first shop in Airdrie (Scotland).

2014

We changed our name to Comfort Rwanda & Congo.

2017

3,500 children had been educated in Comfort schools in Congo. After beginning our work in Uganda, we rebranded to Comfort International.

2017

We responded to requests for help in Burundi. We began a SKR project at two locations in Bujumbura.

Now

We are still looking to expand and help as many people as we can. We will never lose our hunger to change people’s lives.

Our impact:

  • Over 180 street kids sponsored
  • Over 90 mums and babies given food and clothing
  • A lifesaving hospital built in D.R. Congo
  • Overseeing 171 schools in D.R. Congo