We are delighted that so many of you are anxious to purchase the lovely and
bright coloured bags, aprons and stuffed animals which we bring back from trips to
Rwanda and which help the sewing schools which we support out there.
100 bags were brought back in August 2017 – and only about 20 currently remain.
All 30 patchwork aprons have now been sold – as have lots of the other goods
including jewellery. Our goods are on display and available for purchase each month
at Café Rwanda – details of which can be found elsewhere on the website.
The latest addition to our bovine family is ‘Thurston’ the cow – generously donated
by the Methodist Church in Thurstonfield, Cumbria – who sent the offertory from their
Harvest Festival. We thought as this was a rural farming community in the north of
England they would appreciate their donation purchasing a cow for a needy
community in Rwanda – and our partners are currently trying to identify a Primary
School in one of the poorer regions of the country which would benefit from owing a
cow. We look forward to receiving photos of ‘Thursto...
Following a very busy period of talks and fundraising events, we are delighted to
have sent this week adequate funding to pay for the roof sheets on the new
Reconciliation Centre at Gitsimbwe in the Western Province of Rwanda. (pic)
This was the latest project to be identified by our Rwandan partners, but we did not
anticipate being able to progress this work so quickly – but by so doing the building
should have a roof before the heavy rains start early in the New Year.
Grateful thanks go to all the Groups and Clubs who invite Heather alon...
Visit to the UK of our Project Manager in Rwanda – Ephaste Niyigena