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Rwanda gets Rwf52 billion for road construction

Rwanda gets Rwf52 billion for road construction

Posted on 17 December 2014

In a bid to facilitate trade along the Northern corridor to Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided the government a concessional loan worth US$ 74.4 million (approximately RwF 52 billion). The loan will finance the construction of 51 km Base-Gicumbi-Rukomo road, Amb. Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance has said […]

Nyamasheke: Handicap International, residents working for better livelihood

Nyamasheke: Handicap International, residents working for better livelihood

Posted on 13 December 2014

Members in beneficiary groups of Handicap International in Ruharambuga sector-Nyamasheke District have advanced in social and economic development; according to residents; a step made has pulled them from poverty. Residents who started through formation of groups, supporting each other and buying livestock for their livelihood already own cows, have different trades and have put in […]

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A sick man is carried away to be tested for Ebola after collapsing on a street in Monrovia, Liberia December 9, 2014

Rwanda telecoms join the Ebola fight

Posted on 11 December 2014

Jeanne Mwamikazi, a local business woman, selling vegetables at Kimironko market, has always wanted to contribute to the Ebola fight, since the epidemic broke up in West Africa, months ago. She would willingly donate a third of her savings to save lives in West Africa but there wasn’t anyone collecting money for this cause. However, […]

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Gisagara: Saving associations improve livelihoods

Posted on 10 December 2014

Petronille Nyiransabimana, a resident of Muyira cell, Kibirizi sector in Gisagara district says that joining credit and saving associations improved her social condition. Nyiransabimana explained that she lived in abject poverty before joining the association but now she affords school fees for her children, built a house, bought cows and meets all her family’s needs. […]

Au départ, Iwawa était mal perçu par la population, mais actuellement ce sont les parents qui demandent la police d’amener leurs enfants à cette Ile qui donne une nouvelle vie

Rwanda : Que se passe-t-il à IWAWA, une île de 141ha en plein milieu du lac Kivu ?

Posted on 08 December 2014

En 2012, Marcel Sikubwabo, 24ans, originaire de la Ville de Butare, dans le Sud du Rwanda, était dépendant à l’alcool et à la drogue. Il en était rendu violent et devenait une menace pour sa famille et ses voisins. Pendant de longues années, Sikubwabo arrivait toujours chez lui tard dans la nuit ivre et sous […]

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Mukama: Cooperative gives fresh hope for people with disabilities

Posted on 06 December 2014

COABATWIMU, a cooperative for persons with disabilities in Mukama sector have given opportunities to the disabled help to realise their potential. The cooperative offers sweater knitting, tailoring and paper beads making among others. Gloria Mukamurigo is one of the youth that completed a six months course in making sweaters. Gloria Mukamurigo (facing the camera) uses […]

The ‘One Dollar Campaign’ complex valued at $2.5M. It currently hosts 192 genocide orphans.

Son of genocide convict ignores father to help victims

Posted on 04 December 2014

Leandre Sekamana 23, a Rwandan university student, spent months wondering whether to donate Rwf3000 ($4) to a fund meant to construct a hostel to accommodate about 200 genocide orphans. Sekamana, who was just 3 years during the genocide, is a 3rd born to Francois Ngaruye, who is serving a life sentence for killing tens of […]

How IWAWA island is shaping Rwanda's criminals

How IWAWA island is shaping Rwanda’s criminals

Posted on 03 December 2014

In 2012, Marcel Sikubwabo, 24, who lives in Butare town, Southern Rwanda, had been addicted to drugs and alcohol. He had become violent and a threat to his family and neighbours. For years, Sikubwabo would arrive home late night while drunk or intoxicated by drugs. His family and neighbours couldn’t bear the menace. They decided […]

Rubavu: families acquire livestock Rubavu: families acquire livestock

Rubavu: families acquire livestock

Posted on 03 December 2014

Eight families of vulnerable of families in Rugerero sector of Rubavu district were given goats by the Rwanda Defence forces operating in Western province. Major General Mubarak Muganga, Army Chief Commander in the Western province said that apart from providing residents with peace and security, the army also plays part in poverty alleviation campaigns. Muganga […]

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Karangazi residents asked to help Tanzania returnees settle

Karangazi residents asked to help Tanzania returnees settle

Posted on 03 December 2014

Fred Atuhe Sabiti, mayor of Nyagatare district urged residents of Rwibiharamba village, Nyagatare district to embrace the culture of helping one another. The mayor said this on November 29, during the monthly Umuganda that was held in Rwabiharamba village, Ndama cell in Karangazi sector. Mayor asked said that helping one another should become a culture. […]

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