Speaking to IGIHE, the Head of Finance at Rotary Club Kigali Doyen, Julien Kaburame revealed that they wanted to help a community with minority members able to cater for health insurance.
“We provided medical insurance targeting the most vulnerable residents who could not afford it without donors,” he said.
In line with existing programs to support vulnerable people to improve livelihoods, Rotary Club Kigali Doyen also plans to extend support to other communities in different parts of the country.
The Executive Secretary of Nyarugenge district, Emmy Ngabonziza explained that some of beneficiaries were ousted of jobs due to COVID-19 leaving them under poverty and hurdles hindering them to afford insurance easily.
The first quarter of 2020/2021 fiscal year between July and September left citizens subscribing for Mutuelle de Santé at 80,1% and has currently increased to 82.1%.
So far, Mutuelle de Santé subscribers have paid Rwf 23.7 billion.
Rotary Club Kigali Doyen has this year funded different activities namely; donating 4000 face masks toresidents in Rutsiro district, donated Rwf 13 million to King Faisal Hospital and University Teaching Hospital of Kigali , donated 900 liquid soaps to Rwanda Biomedical Center as well as sanitary equipment including 160 hand washing facilities worth Rwf 12 million.
The club also contributed Rwf 3 million to support ‘Solid Africa’, philanthropy organization providing aid to the most vulnerable patients in hospitals.
Rotary Club Kigali Doyen is one of six Rotary Clubs in Rwanda including Musanze, Kigali Mont Jali, Kigali Virunga, Gasabo and Butare with 122 members.
It comprises of members consolidating efforts to provide humanitarian services and support to address problems facing the world by combating illiteracy and poverty, contributing to the provision of safe water, handling disputes and fighting epidemics.