The social and general wellbeing of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi survivors in Nyabihu District has evolved significantly for the better that the survivors are now set to participate in development projects and leave the worst part of their lives in the past. Anastase Juru IBUKA Coordinator in the District has confirmed.
The many problems that affected genocide survivors are being solved one after the other and now they can live a normal life like all other residents of Nyabihu district.
Most of the genocide survivors have accommodation and others, their houses are under construction. 30 houses are under construction in Nyabihu district specifically for genocide survivors who had no decent houses and they will be distributed to them before April 2013.
“Nyabihu district has always supported the genocide survivors and recently they built a house for genocide orphans who were living on their own. The district provides them food and other basic necessities an achievement that is worth the praise by genocide survivors” says Anastase Juru.
Concerning the vulnerable and poor genocide survivors especially the elderly with no families, Juru says they are in negotiations with FARG which will determine people to be given the beneficiary funds to support them in their daily lives.
Genocide survivors in Nyabihu district have about 26 projects meant to develop them that are funded by FARG; each team has about Rwf1million that will be used to realize its project.
Anastase Juru is sure that after the initiation of these projects, genocide survivors will lead good lives and will be able to provide for their families and attain long lasting development.