By Elias Hakizimana.
Four families including two single mothers whose children have disabilities and two others who were moved from high risk zones were handed a four-in-one house worth Rwf32 Million in Nyagasozi cell, Bumbogo Sector in Gasabo District.
The residential houses were handed to these families on June 19, 2020 by Love with Actions (LWA) organization in partnership with Bumbogo sector’s authorities. Each house has a bedroom, a saloon, and a store with outside water tank, kitchen garden, toilet and bathroom.
Beneficiaries were apart from that, given food commodities to help them start new life as well as a goat.
In their testimonies, the mothers whose children are physically disables shared their happiness and said the past was critical for their lives.
Speciose Mukankubana is a beneficiary whose son was born physically disabled. She thanked the organization and partners to alight her life with hope.
“I used to struggle to find somewhere to put my son when I moved away for part time jobs. Now I am safe and my child as I found this house. My hope is regained because many people could force me to reject my son but I could not do that. Thanks to Love and Actions and partners,” she said.
Gilbert Kubwimana, Executive Director and Founder of Love With Actions said that the organization is looking after 41 children with disabilities from 40 families in only Bumbogo sector.
“Most of these families are made of single mothers whose spouses abandoned them. Among them, we have managed to build houses for four families of eight who are homeless. Some reside here at our headquarters and we managed with the sector’s authority to build a four-in-one shelter. Two families have children with disabilities and two benefited from these facilities in line with the government’s initiative to relocate needy families from the high risk zones in a program dubbed ‘Human Security Issues’.” Kubwimana noted.
Regis Mudaheranwa, Deputy District Executive Administrator of Gasabo District told this news paper that they are building houses for needy families to ensure no one is left behind.
“In fact, we are building for needy families and we will start general activities in Nduba Sector as of July 4th, 2020. Some of the beneficiaries have permanent disabilities. We are building 168 houses and around 90% are in ending process,” he said.
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