Musindikazi Leonille’s testimony

I am MUSINDIKAZI Leonille, married with 4 children. I live in Rusororo sector, Rwamagana district in Ruhanga parish. Before being trained in saving groups, I was in a trap of poverty and hopelessness. When I joined UBUMWE saving group, together with 40 members, we aimed to reach the target of saving 500 RWF by each one a week, which means 2,000 RWF a month. For the loan phase 1, I paid my annual health insurance at 18,000 RWF price. After clearing it, I applied for the second one. With this, I bought a place of building house at 150,000 RWF. After a …

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Ndikubwimana Frodouard’s testimony

Ndikubwimana Frodouard is a man who has one wife and six children and is a member of DUTERANINKUNGA group. He has been in the group for two years. Before joining the savings group he didn’t know how to pray or how to discuss with others about development, and he had nothing for his family. He took a loan of 12,000 FRw from the group and he bought one goat; today he has three goats. He again took a loan from his group of 60,000 FRw and bought a field. Actually his field give him good production. His family is very happy to …

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Testimony of Alphonse Hategekimana

This story is related to Twisungane B, a savings group of vision impaired persons. This group is located in Mbazi Parish, Huye district. The saving group has 18 members (11 males and 7 females) and all have vision impairment. The president is Alphonse Hategekimana. The savings group of Twisungane has different activities to help them: to pay mutual insurance, working in the activities of agriculture (cassava) and selling the harvest. They bought 9 pigs for the members, and they have the objective that each member may have one pig in 2015. Testimony of Alphonse Hategekimana: I was born in 1970 …

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