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Eight families of Genocide survivors receive cows in Huye

By IGIHE
On 17 July 2021 at 11:09

The University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB) has donated cows to eight families of survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi from Huye district.

The donation took place on Friday 16th July 2021 in Tumba sector where the hospital donated eight cows to Genocide survivors.

The hospital also donated Rwf1 million to two families whose relatives are former employees of CHUB killed during the Genocide.

The Director General of CHUB, Dr. Augustin Sendegeya has said that similar gesture is organized annually as an act of solidarity with Genocide survivors to help them improve livelihoods.

“We organize similar activities every year in context of commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi where we remember, fight Genocide ideology and support Genocide survivors,” he explained.

Letitia Uwamurera, one of beneficiaries whose family never owned a cow after the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi thanked Rwanda’s visionary leadership for efforts to uplift wellbeing of the needy and expressed delight with received cow expected to be milked for children and provide compost.

During the event, CHUB also donated Rwf200, 000 to a merchant identified as Vianney Kabera who encountered losses due to effects of COVID-19 pandemic to recover his business.

Kabera who was selling Irish potatoes in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic said received funds will be efficiently utilized to resume business and generate profit.

The mayor of Huye district, Ange Sebutege commended CHUB for giving back to the community.

“We are delighted with the gesture to contribute to improved wellbeing of surrounding communities. Besides, it is a good example for other institutions operating in Huye district,” he observed.

The hospital has donated 147 cows to beneficiaries in 10 sectors of Huye district passed to other members of the community through off-spring sharing program since 2014.

The hospital has donated 147 cows to beneficiaries in 10 sectors of Huye district passed to other members of the community through off-spring sharing program since 2014.

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