SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda has supported 1,053 vulnerable families from Gasabo, Gicumbi, Nyamagabe and Kayonza Districts affected by COVID-19.
The insights of these activities are to take care of 5168 children living in those families. The support includes 26.3 tons of maize flour, 13 tons of red beans, 1 ton of cooking salt, 2,106 liters of cooking oil and 527 parcels of soap valued at Rwf 27 million.
At the event, each family received 25 kg of maize flour, 12,5 Kg of beans, 6 parcels of soap, 1Kg of salt and 2 little of cooking oil.Beneficiaries said that the donations will help them to cope with the challenges which were due to the COVID 19 pandemic that has heavily affected their living condition, especially during the lockdown period.
They explained that during the lockdown their family’s progress was hindered back since they were not able to go out for small jobs which normally enable them to survive.
These beneficiaries are made of people who can do small jobs to take care of their families while others wait for the benefactors’ support to make a living.
Despite having the main objective to help children who lost parental care by giving them a loving family, SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda has been strengthening vulnerable families in the community level to eradicate them from poverty.
Mukamusoni Dorothe, a resident in Jabana Sector, Kabuye Cell commends that SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda for the continuous support to her family of which SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda has donated a cow which is now providing milk to not only her family but also to the neighbours.
Mukarurangwa Editha from Bweramvura Cell says that the provided support will help families during the whole month and the money that should have been used to buy food within the month will be utilized in responding to the other socio-economic issues in their respective families.“With this support from SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda, our family development will change towards another level of living” She says.
Rwamucyo Louis de Gonzague, the Executive Secretary of Jabana Sector urged beneficiaries to use the support by feeding well their families rather than selling them to their neighbours.He noted that SOSChildren’s Villages Rwanda seeks to see their living conditions improving.
Moise Mutabazi, the Program Director/Deputy National Director of SOS Rwanda requested that the food support be efficiently used to feed their children since SOS Children Villages Rwanda main activities mostly target children’s wellbeing.
Mutabazi says, “We are here to support vulnerable families in order to take care of their children. COVID-19 affected them in different ways where their small projects were stopped and others are going very slowly due to the pandemic. We hope that their everyday life will be improved and the children as well.”
He revealed that the same charity activities are being conducted in other districts namely Kayonza, Nyamagabe and Gicumbi. The total cost of this charity valued at Rwf 27 million.