Distribution of animals to new group members at Kinkanga Parish

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 …

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Uwitonze Seraphine’s story

On November, 8 2014,we visited some of the savings groups working within Kibungo Parish. The savings groups visited were located at Rubona Chapel where we have participated in the meeting of UBUMWE, one of those savings groups. After the meeting we visited one of its members called Uwitonze Seraphine. We asked her many questions about her life from when she joined the saving group until now. 1. Before Uwitonze Seraphine with her family (husband and children) had not a good life before joining with UBUMWE. They were poor and they had problems related to meals and to clothes. To go …

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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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