Tigo Rwanda donates 665 Mutuelle de Sante cards to vulnerable residents in Bugesera District

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On 9 June 2017 saa 11:39
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As part of ‘The 100 Days of Love’ campaign Tigo Rwanda has provided Mutuelle de Sante for 665 Bugesera District residents who were unable to afford health care. The handover of the medical insurance cards took place at the Mareba Sector, Bugesera District.

This donation brings the total number of Mutuelle de Sante cards distributed by Tigo over the last year to 1,409. During Tigo Rwanda’s ‘Turahabaye’ campaign last year 743 Mutuelles de Sante cards were distributed in Musanze and Huye District.

Turahabaye was a countrywide campaign to celebrate seven years of Tigo in Rwanda.

The Turahabaye campaign, which commenced on 16, September 2016 in Rwamagana town, consisted of free concerts, meetings with private and public sector partners and corporate responsibility initiatives.

Speaking on behalf of the residents who received the Mutuelle de Sante cards, Xavier Ntasoni thanked Tigo Rwanda saying,“When you have health insurance the livelihood of your family will be guaranteed. Thank you Tigo for helping us live better.
When we get sick, we can now get treatment for little money. Before men didn’t think that health insurance was for them; they believed that it was only for women and children. That has changed. When my child recently fell down on a bicycle, we were able to seek treatment for them. With Tigo’s support, we will no longer get sick and stay bedridden at home. Our lives will be better, and we shall be able to work and help build our country”.

Commenting on the donation worth Rwf 2 million, Tigo Rwanda Chief Executive Officer Philip Amoateng, said;“As a company working in Rwanda, we believe that it is our responsibility to take care of the most vulnerable among us and that is why we are very pleased to be able to ensure that over 650 vulnerable people now have access to health care”.

Speaking at the handover of the Mutuelle de Sante cards, the Mayor of Bugesera District, Emmanuel Nsanzumuhire, said,“Mutuelle de Sante is a government programme that aims to better the lives of Rwandans. When you don’t have health insurance, getting treatment is very expensive. Ensuring that all our residents have health insurance is a goal of our District. We thank Tigo for helping us this goal. This is evidence of the love that Tigo has for not only residents of Bugesera District but all Rwandans. With such good partners like Tigo, we are confident that 100% of the residents of Bugesera District will eventually have health insurance”

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Excited residents welcome Tigo staff with songs and dance
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Deputy CEO Chantal Kagame hands over Mutuelle de Sante card to a beneficiary
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Some of the benificiaries of the health insurance donations
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Bugesera Mayor welcoming residents and Tigo to the event
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Tigo CEO Philip Amoateng and Deputy CEO Chantal Kagame enjoy the event
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Tigo CEO Philip Amoateng joins the Mayor of Bugesera in a dance
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Tigo staff join local residents in a dance
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Tigo staff members traveled to Bugesera District to witness the handover of the Mutuelle de Sante cards