Huye: 64 vulnerable families get decent shelters

On 10 May 2021 at 10:50

Huye district has constructed houses for 64 vulnerable families including 56 of survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

Of these families, 14 are from Kigoma sector, 34 are from Bukomeye cell in Mukura sector while 16 received decent shelters in Mara cell, Ruhashya sector.

These houses constructed within ten months of the fiscal year 2020/2021; are equipped with basic furniture, sanitary items, kitchen utensils, beddings, chairs, tables and cupboard among others.

Huye district has via Twitter handle announced that 14 families have already settled in newly constructed houses while the remaining houses will be inaugurated soon.

“Activities to construct houses for 34 families in Bukomeye cell, Mukura sector near completion. Beneficiaries will settle in after installing basic furniture,” reads the tweet.

Speaking at the inauguration of newly constructed houses in Kigoma sector recently, some survivors explained that their livelihoods are set to be transformed.

Patricie Mukarurinda, 51, said that she had an old house in poor conditions that she was obliged to move to Eastern Province where she did casual work to get rental fees.

“I went to Kibungo in September 2017. I January I learnt that they are building houses for us and was surprised again recently when the executive secretary called me to come and chose a house randomly,” she revealed.

Mukarurinda is a mother of three. He thanked the leadership for providing decent shelter and pledged to take good care of it.

“I will properly take care of the house and replace broken glasses without requirement for further support,” she noted.

The President of IBUKA, organization umbrella of Genocide survivors in Huye district, Théodate Siboyintore has said that failure to get decent shelters is among other challenges facing some Genocide survivors noting they will gradually support them within available means.

“There are still problems related to Genocide consequences like trauma and unhealed wounds. Inadequate shelters and old houses also worsens survivors’ hard life but we provide decent shelters gradually as we get means starting from those with most pressing needs,” he explained.

Each of these houses of two-in-one units was completed at Rwf 12.7 million.

Beneficiaries are optimistic for transformed livelihoods after receiving decent shelters.