The activity began on Saturday in Mageragere sector where DASSO members began the construction of a three-room house through a community work.
DASSO members explained that it is part of annual activities to help vulnerable residents improve livelihoods.
Speaking to IGIHE, Mukampogazi Jacqueline expressed delight for the kind gesture
“I am very excited because I was previously living with my cow. I was living in old and destroyed structures that it used to rain on me inside the house. I have been leading hard life with my children and grand-children,” she said.
She commended DASSO members for the kind act highlighting that it gives relief for better life.
The executive secretary of Mageragere sector, Ntirushwa Christophe explained that they plan to build more houses under similar program.
“We have decided to collaborate with DASSO members to provide her with a decent shelter. So far, we have built 16 houses for vulnerable residents under similar program and plan to build more 24 houses,” he said.
The head of DASSO members in Nyarugenge district, Ndirima Patrick explained that they organize similar activities annually to support Government’s performance contracts.
“This house will be completed at a cost of Rwf 2.5 million. We will later build a cow shed for her because she used to live with her cow in the same shelter. We organize community support activities every year to support Government achieve performance contracts like subscribing vulnerable residents for Mutuelle de Santé or giving them cows,” he said.
Ndirima revealed that the house will also be installed with furniture.