Employees of Livestock Infrastructure Support Program (LISP) donated clothes and food stuffs all worth Rwf2m to 29 households of Rwandans evicted from Tanzania.
The items given to returnees included: maize flour, beans, cooking oil, salt and clothings all worth Rwf2 million to the 29 families of Rwandan returnees.
“We found it necessary to render a helping hand to our fellow Rwandans and returnees. We thought about helping the Tanzania evictees basing on their different needs” explained Jean Baptiste Rwigema, the coordinator of LISP project.
“I realized Rwandans have compassion for each other, we have been taken care of ever since we came and we are grateful for that,” said Enock Rutagonya, on behalf other returnees.
The Nyagatare district mayor, Fred Atuhe Sabiti asked the Rwandan returnees to work hard and impact their social welfare.
The mayor called upon the youth to find work to be able to plan for their lives and live well knowing the support offered to them could stop anytime.
The 29 families were temporally given shelter a waiting to have their houses which are under construction soon
LISP’s goal is to create an enabling environment to stimulate the development of a modern livestock industry in Rwanda through value addition.
The program aims at increasing access to markets in order to encourage diversification of the economy in terms of sustaining growth, creating jobs and alleviating poverty.