Kinkanga is one parish in the Butare Diocese of the Anglican church of Rwanda (E.A.R.) The pastor of the parish is MURWANASHYAKA Vedaste. The parish is stated in southern province of Rwanda.
The parish has around 588 members; the parish has 7 groups of saving and credit.
In its daily activities, the parish plans and searches all ways to promote each member of it spiritually, economically and socially. Spiritually, the parish members meet on Sunday to pray and worship God together. The parish organizes group prayers twice a week, too.
Economically, the parish awakes all of its members to unite themselves working together in groups in order to join hands fighting for poverty reduction among them (Their motto is “Unity makes forces.”) It is in this way that they have savings and credit groups named DUTERIMBERE, UBUMWE, UMUSAMARIYAMWIZA, ABAGENZI, MOTHER’S UNION, DUKUNDANE and ABURUKUNDO. At their beginnings, the groups gave 50 goats to their members. In the second round, the groups gave 50 pigs to other members: 10 pigs were given in Cyarera local church, 3 pigs in Kato local parish, 7 pigs in Giseke local parish and 10 pigs in Kinkanga local parish. After receiving these pigs and goats, each member was asked to bring back the firstborn of a goat or a pig to the church in order to give it to other member.
Today, in the third round, three goats and 10 pigs have been brought back to be given to other members of the groups. A special thing in this round is that one member is going to be given a cow by RUSATIRA Sector through the parish.
- Here are 10 names of the members coming to receive pigs: TUYIZERE Clementine, NIYITEGEKA Immaculee, TABU Alexis, KANDEBE Alivera, NYIRAMBONABUCYA Appolinarie, MUKAMANA Francine, SINDIKUBWABO Theogene, NYIRABIHIMANA Donatille, NIYONSABA Josiane and NTAWUZINKAYO Marrie Rose.
- Here are 3 names of the members coming to receive goats: MUKAMABANO Godelive, MUREBWAYIRE Agnes and MUKANDANGA Francine.
- KARANGANWA Theoneste has got chance to be given a cow by the Sector of RUSATIRA.
This cow was given by Rusatira sector to Kinkanga parish and the parish chose KARANGANWA Theoneste to be given the cow as one of poor members of the parish. The parish asked him to bring back its first born in order to give it to another poor member.
Bishop Nathan GASATURA of Butare Diocese, MBAYINGABO Athanase, the executive secretary or Rusatira sector and IRIVUZIMANA Jean Bosco, the executive secretary of Buhimba cell were there for the event.