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Mahoko Sewing Project

March 15, 2019

Sewing machines are very much looked for as many youth members across the country are looking for vocational training to create jobs for themselves.

It took some months before we gave the machines  as we couldn’t get the  brand we needed .  We finally got it and we purchased 10 nice sewing machines that we presented to the Mahoko community  together  with other materials  including 2 large tables, 20 stools,  30 pieces of fabrics,  2 blankets,  1 iron box,  4 pairs of scissors, tins of fluid, threads, needles etc…

20 youth members  make the first class. They are very thankful to the Trust and to  the people who donated the money  to help them.

Gerard  was very excited  and has also sent his thanks to The Trust.  Gerard is the one  who made the request   as he was much concerned  about  the young ones in his community.

 Mr. Tuyishime Protais  in charge of cooperatives in Kanama sector , and Mr.  Nsabimana  Alin Joseph , the Leader of  Mahoko cell  said that  the government of  Rwanda  has pledged to create 200000 new jobs  by the end of 2019 and that  their District (Rubavu) has been asked to create  756 new jobs.

They said  that  training in sewing and providing  materials one of the things making  Rubavu District’s performance contract  for 2019 when it comes to jobs ‘s creation.  They  commended  the sewing  project  and thanked  PHARP and Goboka Rwanda Trust as relevant partners.

Nyamyumba Sheep Project

March 12, 2019

In Nyamyumba  we presented  35 heads of sheep to the community.

Recipients  include  survivors and the perpetrators of  the genocide,  very poor people,  and those living with disabilities. 

Nzaramba  Theophile  has  one leg not functioning normally and uses a crutch to move.  He is old and is very poor . He said  that he is going to own an animal for the first time in his life. He hopes that his life is going to improve. He is very thankful .

Ndagijimana Jean  Marie Vianey  is  blind.  He said ‘ Ndashimira  abantu b’Imana bankunze bakampa intama’  ‘ I thank God’s people who loved me and gave me a sheep’   I had  explained  that sheep were donated by people from England.  He touched  it and said he  was feeling  his sheep is lovely.  He said  there is somebody  who will be helping him care for it.

Kayitesi  Adrienne , a genocide survivor  suffering  deep memories of being sexually  abused  and recovering slowly.  She lives with her old and sickly mother, the only survivors of their family. They  fled  their home place in the Southern Province  and  sought refuge in this part of  Western Province (Northwest Rwanda). She hopes that  the sheep  will help her and her mother . She is very thankful.

Most of  the recipients said it  is their first time in their life to own an animal. They  hope  their life conditions will be different now.

The leader of Burushya cell and the Agronomist of Nyamyumba Sector  who were  present  commended

the sheep project  and  thanked PHARP and Goboka  for  addressing the  socio and economic needs of 

their community.

All the beneficiaries  promised that  they will care for the sheep  so that they  multiply and benefit  other members of their community.

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