The estate is made of five semi-detached apartments, each accommodating 8 families.
The beneficiaries include 16 elderly people from Maryoye estate in Nyamigina cell who say that their life has been changed for the better.
Their new homes are fully furnished with furniture and connected to water system and electricity grid.
Valerie Mukankwaya, one of the elderly beneficiaries said: “We were living a miserable life; always worried that our roof would collapse on us in rainy a season. I am feeling young again and full of hope even at my age.”
Bonaventure Uwamahoro, the mayor of Nyamagabe District asked the beneficiaries to keep cleanness that will also reflect in their wellbeing.
The project was largely funded by Nyamagabe District in partnership with the Genocide Survivors Support and Assistance Fund [FARG]. MTN Rwanda also donated Rwf 9 million in April 2017 in support of the project.
Uwamahoro said that they still have many families living in dilapidated houses but a program to erect houses for them is already in motion.