Coping: Over 7,000 Huye families in need of food assistance

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 9 April 2020 at 11:38

Over 7,000 families in Huye district are in urgent need of food aid to avert imminent starvation caused by the lockdown as one of the measures to curb the spreading of COVID-19 epidemic in the country.

The distress call was made by Kayitare Léo Pierre, a member of the Huye District Joint Action Development Forum (JADF) while receiving food donations from local brewing company, Gisagara Agro Business Industries Limited, GABI.

The factory donated six tons of food, including beans, maize flour and rice in Huye, Gisagara, Nyaruguru, and Nyamagabe districts. One and a half tons of each type of food was provided.

GABI’s director, Munyampundu Célestin, said they had decided to donate food after realizing that some people are starving because their work was halted by the global COVID-19 epidemic.

“Some of those who stopped working are our customers and they are great partners. We are determined to do something about it. It is the contribution of the factory in these hard times as we continue to work together to prevent this epidemic.”

Kayitare said the food donation will boost families’ diets as many of them have been taking one meal a day.

"There are more than 7,000 families in each sector and we know their family members," he said.

Kayitare said in the villages they are looking at people with food problems so that all of them can be helped with no one left.

As elsewhere, activities to help those affected by Coronavirus are being carried out also in other parts of the country.

Over 7,000 families in Huye district are in urgent need of food aid to avert imminent starvation caused by the lockdown
GABI's director, Munyampundu Célestin, said they had decided to donate food after realizing that some people are starving because their work was halted by the global COVID-19 epidemic.

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