The eight families received new homes on Monday 5th July 2021.
Adelphine Mukaremero, a Genocide widow who is among recipients of new homes voiced appreciation to the Government of Rwanda for attaching relevance to their welfare along the development journey.
“I have been going through hard life and sometimes housed by Samaritans because I had no shelter. With the new home, I am optimistic for better life and can’t find words to express my feelings of gratitude. One sure thing is that I am overwhelmed with joy and thank the Government of Rwanda under the visionary leadership of President Paul Kagame for taking care of us,” she said.
The Executive Secretary of Mageragere sector, Christophe Ntirushwa has revealed that resettled residents will continue receiving support to improve livelihoods.
“The model village shelters approximately 300 residents including recently relocated families. We assure continued support to members of this community as much as we can, where necessary,” he said.
The Executive Administrator of Nyarugenge district, Emmy Ngabonziza explained that providing decent homes for vulnerable residents is a critical aspect to improve wellbeing.
“The true liberation is about turning problems into solutions as we continue moving towards sustainable development. Relocating these families to new homes is part of our vision to transform livelihoods of vulnerable residents through the provision of decent homes,” he affirmed.
Financed by the Fund for Support to Genocide Survivors (FARG) and partners, construction activities cost Rwf261 million.
Rugendabari Model Village accommodates 80 families of Genocide survivors and more 8 families of soldiers who got disabilities during war.
It has infrastructures including water, electricity, a poultry project, an Early Childhood Development Center, an administrative office and a health post.