Military Medical Insurance (MMI) staff led by the Director General, Col J P Bitega, on 27 April 2017 paid visit to widows of the1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in Kinazi Sector, Ruhango District.
The widows are all members of Humura Mubyeyi Cooperative that is engaged in small scale farming projects, to help the survivors access decent lives, and keep in solidarity while struggling against the pains resulting from the Genocide.
To comfort and support the Kinazi widows, MMI employees donated 4 cows to them, in addition to an equal number of cows the institution offered 4 years ago.
The widows appreciated very much the MMI visit and cows donation.
“We do consider this as a symbol of love and solidarity by our military and the Government in general. We cannot thank enough the RPA soldiers now RDF, our children who saved us from the hands of the killers, and continue to support our lives. These cows contribute to transform our lives as we get milk”, Nyirasamaza Georgette said.
The widows in general expressed recognition to Rwanda Defence Force and said they feel strengthened and full of hope for the future.
The MMI Director General, Col J Paul Bitega comforted the widows saying that the RDF in general stays in solidarity with them in this particular period when we remember the Genocide against the Tutsi. He urged the survivors to scale up their efforts in combatting poverty. “Poverty remains the first enemy threatening our lives and we are here as RDF in general inspired by our top leadership to support you, our people to live decent lives”, Col Bitega said. The MMI DG further promised continued support to the Kinazi widows, members of Humura Mubyeyi Cooperative, and the Genocide survivors in general.