The Rwanda CHW Program was established in 1995, aiming at increasing uptake of essential maternal and child clinical services through education of pregnant women, promotion of healthy behaviors, and follow-up and linkages to health services.

Girinka Program (One Cow per Poor Family) is a Home Grown Solution that emerged from the 2006 National Umushyikirano Council (NUC) as a pro-poor program to help poor families improving their welfare. Girinka is coordinated by the Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB), an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI).