Association Mwana Ukundwa (AMU) is a non-profit Christian organization. It was created on 19 March 1995 to help orphans of the 1994 war and genocide. At its inception, AMU's mission was "to contribute to the socioeconomic reintegration of children at risk, more particularly orphans, and to reinforce more capacity of children in foster families." AMU is convinced that instead of giving fish to people, it is better teach them how to fish. Therefore, the need to provide knowledge, skills and capacity to needy children so that they may take care of themselves and become professionally capable, responsible and balanced adults. Over time, AMU expanded efforts to provide for families affected by HIV/AIDS. Association Mwana Ukundwa was registered in the Rwandan Ministry of Justice on 31 July 1997 and the Rwandan government recognized her legal personality in 2001.