About 184 poor and vulnerable residents of Kigembe sector in Gisagara district have been given mattresses as a way to help them eradicate grass made beds; one of many plans of Vision Umurenge Program (VUP).
Improving people’s lifestyles through sleeping well will entice people to work harder to get to development and better social lives.
The affected residents of Kigembe sector in Gisagara district are grateful for the mattresses they were given slightly after getting into new and better houses.
According to Donatille Uwingabiye, the vice mayor for social affairs in Gisagara district, giving mattresses to the poor local people is one of the ways to make them realize that they need to work hard and develop as well as having better social welfare.
“We have already eradicated grass thatched houses in this sector and grasses made beds are also being eradicated. People will sleep well in good houses, this will encourage them to live well and think well about what will develop them” says the vice mayor.
People are not only being given mattresses only, but after getting good houses and good beds, they have to develop explained Franҫois Hakizimana the coordinator of VUP. This is why the money that remained after buying mattresses will be used to buy livestock for each family to own one.
All the people in Kigembe sector that were supposed to get mattresses have so far been provided for. This is one more performance contract realized.