Residents of Mataba sector in Gakenke district have commended the Vision Umurenge Program (VUP) testifying they are now able to pay tuition fees for their children and have more employment opportunities.
Residents of Mataba sector during Ubudehe Program
Ms. Liberata Mukantarama says that the Rfw50.000 that she was given as a beneficiary support was of much importance to her as she bought one pig with the money and thrived on the piglets that it reproduced and got rid of the grass thatched hut she was living in miserably.
She goes on to explain that with the piglets of her pig for the 2nd and 3rd time, she sold the piglets altogether and bought a cow which gives her milk and manure and now she is paying for her son’s university tuition fees in INES Institute of Higher Education in Musanze district.
Mrs. Scolastique Nirere another mother who was supported by VUP program says that 30 women formed a cooperative that weaves baskets, asked for a credit form VUP, paid it back worked hard and develop themselves and now they employ others.
Mr. Gregoire Turikunkiko explains the importance of VUP to them saying “any person who says VUP didn’t help should leave this area and let us who understand its importance live well.”
In general, many of the residents of Gakenke sector say that VUP has moved them from poverty and miserable lives, enabled them to build houses for themselves, made it possible for them to own livestock, boosted their agriculture productions especially in crop husbandry and are no longer in the poorest class and no more vulnerable.