Survivors of 1994 Tutsi genocide in Gakenke district have revealed that their standards of living have greatly improved compared to the life they lived before the year 2000.
Genocide survivors explain that over 90percent of them have shelter and a few remaining are one step away from owning new houses.
Apart from living in new houses, survivors in Gakenke district were given fresian cows in Girinka program and now they have manure for the crops, milk and money.
Issa Nizeyimana, representative of genocide survivors in Kivuruga sector, reveals that children are given scholastics and school fees in secondary schools and universities.
However, those who did not complete school are sent to vocational schools and later helped to start income generating small projects.
Though the survivors have no housing problems, they say they have no access to money since they are supported by FARG (charity project that supports genocide survivors in education, healthcare, justice and memory).
They instead request FARG to fund small projects for them so that they earn and develop socially and economically.
Concerning compensation, Dieudonne Uwimana, President of Ibuka in Gakenke district asserts that genocide survivors have been compensated of the property destroyed during genocide except 57 property cases that have not been ruled.
IBUKA is the umbrella body for the survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis