1990s

  • (1994) World Relief responds to the genocide in Rwanda, assisting 42,000 traumatized and displaced people. Vital relief also helps war victims in Croatia and Serbia during the Balkans crisis.
  • (1997) World Relief launches its microfinance program – called LifeLoans – providing credit services to 34,642 vulnerable people in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
  • (1998) Mobilizing for Life – World Relief’s church-centered program to confront AIDS – gets under way in Rwanda and Mozambique, focusing on AIDS awareness, prevention and care.