The donations were handed over to beneficiaries on Monday 8th March 2021 as Rwanda joined the rest of the World to celebrate the International Women’s Day.
The day was observed under the global theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world,” while in Rwanda, the theme was “Women at the forefront in the Covid-19 World.”
In Bugesera district, the day was observed at village level whereby the district donated 43 large water reservoirs to women from different sectors for their outstanding contribution to fighting malnutrition.
Beneficiaries were chosen by colleagues.
The coordinator of National Womens’ Council (NWC) in Bugesera district, Kamanzi Anastasie has told IGIHE that women received water reservoirs to facilitate the provision of water that can also be used to water their backyard kitchen gardens.
“Each of selected women received a water tank selected in the community for outstanding efforts to fight malnutrition,” she said.
Apart from water reservoirs, Kamanzi said, impregnated teens also received goats.
“These goats were bought from contributions of women in the district to support impregnated girls and selected vulnerable women at village level to foster their economic growth,” she revealed.
Kamanzi said, women were at the occasion reminded that they are capable of achieving great things and urged them to work hard and uplift fellows from vulnerable backgrounds.
“Giving does not require one to own big wealth. It is however, a path to seeking home grown solutions to support and educate each other. Women have been empowered that we should not hold back achieved progress. We must be active in all functions be it livestock farming, agriculture and leadership,” she noted.
Impregnated teens were also sensitized on their rights and scale up efforts to strive for their progress instead of sticking to experienced difficulties.