Posted on 28 July 2012
Girinka program in Nyabihu district has taken a bigger step as on the 25th.July.2012 in Mukamira sector where about 30 cows have been given to the poor and the 1994 genocide against Tutsi survivors; reports Eugene Shingiro the veterinarian in the area.
Among the 30 cows that were given out, 12 are from the poor who were given before who decided to give to their neighbors, 15 of them are from Girinka association and 3 were bought from the money that was given for the support of the 1994 genocide survivors who are poor during the memorial period.
Angela Mukaminani the vice Mayor for finance and economic development in Nyabihu District who attended this function asked those who were given cows to protect them and take good care of them and to give to their neighbors when they reproduce and keep up the process of Girinka Munyarwanda and to use them well and promote their social welfare, fight against poverty and attain development.
Those who were given cows including Ruziga and Munyakabango said that they will do everything possible to protect their cows and to give their neighbors in the future and to use them to get out of poverty and to improve their social lives by eating well by getting manure to boost their farming.
In the last economic year 2012/2013, Nyabihu district gave out 721 cows in Girinka program and they had vowed to give out 500 cows and in this economic year 2012/2013 which started in June.2012, 66 cows have already been given out.
Posted on 11 June 2012
Thirteen cows have been given to the 1994 genocide against Tutsi survivors under the support of FARG to 13families in Rugera, Muringa, Jomba and Shyira Sectors in Nyabihu District as part of efforts to assist the victims.
Josée Musabire a 60 year old lady who was given a cow in Shyira sector in Kimanzovu cell in Mugwato village. She says she has been living a very poor and difficult life with her 2 children her husband left her with after being killed in the genocide.
She said that getting a cow made her happy and she is hopeful that it will support her to attain development as she didn’t have one yet she always needed manure for her farming work. With the manure this cow will provide, she will increase the production of her farms and the milk she will get will improve her social welfare and discourage poor eating conditions.
She promised to take good care of this cow and thanked the president of the republic H.E Paul Kagame who helped them when they were in need and in the most difficult situations and then initiated Girinka program which will help them get development.
Eugene Shingiro the veterinary doctor for Nyabihu district who had attended this function asked those who were given cows to take good care of them and to make sure that they give the desired production.
This will make the people who were given cows to develop, to improve their social welfare and they will be able to give some to their neighbours and promised his support to ensure the good health of these cows.