The Rwanda Union of the Blind (RUB) was established in 1994. There is very low education level and extreme poverty among Blind people in Rwanda; this is further exacerbated by prevailing social stigmas and cultural attitudes. RUB advocates on behalf of its members for equal rights for people with visual impairments. They have well established branches in 26 districts out of 30 and over 50 local RUB branches.
The Masake Centre delivers training to people with visual impairments to improve mobility, self-care, and skills in agriculture techniques. It was established by RUB in 2000.