The promise was made by the Rubavu District Local Authorities after handing over to them the newly built houses completed at a cost of Rwf600 million.
Residents appreciated the houses and the basic home necessities given to them.
Mujawamariya Gaudence, a resident of Nyabishongo Village, appreciated the beautiful house they now live in.
"We are grateful to Rubavu district administration for the beautiful house we have been given, we can’t compare them to where we lived."
She asked the authorities to think about how they can move out of poverty so that they can get more of what they need in their daily lives instead of always waiting to be given.
The beneficiaries, however, have called for sustainable support through livestock farming to help them thrive and better access to cooking fuels.
Mujawamariya continued, "We have a problem with charcoal, which is why you see us cooking from outside. We can’t cook using firewood in this house.”
Another beneficiary, Rudakemwa Faustin, said they were promised cows through the Girinka Munyarwanda program and urged them to expedite the process to help them get milk and other benefits.
The mayor of Rubavu District, Habyarimana Gilbert, says the residents will be given cows before the end of this year.