Nyamagabe genocide survivors relocated to Rwf 800 million estate

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 15 November 2019 at 01:45

Forty families with180 individuals, survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Tare sector, Nyamagabe district have gained from a social protection programme where houses worth Rwf 800 million were built for them replacing the shanty shelters that were in a state of disrepair.

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.

The estate is made of five semi-detached apartments, each accommodating 8 families.
The project was largely funded by Nyamagabe District in partnership with the Genocide Survivors Support and Assistance Fund [FARG].

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