Gitarama Region

The Savings and Credit program implemented by ADEPR in partnership with HOPE International started its activities for sustainable development in Gitarama in November 2012. The ADEPR Gitarama region is located in the Southern Province, operating in Ruhango, Muhanga, and Kamonyi Districts. Under the authority of Rev. KALISA Emmanuel, Rev. RUGANZA Ephraïm serves as the Gitarama program supervisor and Rev. Mudenge J. Damscène as Spiritual Integration. As of January 2015, the region has 227 saving groups with almost 4,000 members and 22 church facilitators.

Field Coordinator: NKURUNZIZA Donatien

I am married with Mrs. UWINGABIRE Marie Rose with whom we have two girls and one boy: UMUKUNZI Nkurunziza Digne, INEZA Nkurunziza Eunice and MWIZERWA Nkurunziza Asher. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

As a dedicated Christian worker my vision is to fully achieve in the areas that contributes to the holistic transformation of the vulnerable communities I work with through Savings and Credit Association empowerment based on the Biblical principles of sustainable physical, spiritual and social development.


Andre Ndayisenga’s testimony

Andre NDAYISENGA is a Christian in ADEPR Kiyumba Parish, Ruhina Chapel; he has been a member of Abunzubumwe SCA Group for three years. He join the group for the purpose of leaving poverty. Then in a short period he got a loan of 500,000 FRw and built a commercial house in the trade center of his village. After that he got another loan, he bought goods, and began to sell them. Just in that moment he began to be a businessman in his village. He got another loan of 600,000 FRw. He bought a parcel of land because the first parcel he lived …

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