Members of Rotary Club Kigali Doyen presented the cheque worth Rwf 1 million for Mutuelle de Santé subscription yesterday to representatives of OVC Rwanda at its headquarters in Kicukiro district.
The organization helps children with vulnerable backgrounds including orphans, children living with disabilities and street children from different parts of the country.
The Head of Finance at Rotary Club Kigali Doyen, Julien Kaburame told IGIHE that the gesture aligns with existing initiatives to support vulnerable people.
“We are involved in different charitable activities based on seven core principles. After learning that these children needed support for Mutuelle de Santé, we rushed to intervene because it falls under our goals,” he said.
The representative of OVC Rwanda, Emmanuel Uwamahoro expressed delight for the support.
“These children had no Mutuelle de Santé up to date because the donor who subscribed them for medical insurance last year has died. We had not yet got means to subscribe them again. The support comes in handy,” he said.
In the same week, Rotary Club Kigali Doyen donated Rwf 6 million to subscribe for Mutuelle de Santé 2000 residents from Nyamirambo in Nyarugenge district, Kigali city.
The gesture is aimed at increasing the number of people affording Mutuelle de Santé.
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.