Nyanza: GAERG, AERG help Vulnerable Genocide Survivors


Members of GAERG, and AERG, the organizations for genocide survivor former university students donated to vulnerable genocide survivors to help them improve on social standards.

GEARG and AERG on March 7, donated cows, renovated houses and built kitchen gardens (uturima tw’igikoni) for the vulnerable old genocide widows.

The event was marked by umuganda in Kibilizi sector in Nyanza district where participants visited and paid respect to over 300 bodies of the genocide victims at Kibilizi memorial centre.

Members of GAERG, and AERG, the organizations for genocide survivor former university students donated to vulnerable genocide survivors to help them improve on social standards. GEARG and AERG on March 7, donated cows, renovated houses and built kitchen gardens (uturima tw’igikoni) for the vulnerable old genocide widows. The event was marked by umuganda in Kibilizi sector in Nyanza district where participants visited and paid respect to over 300 bodies of the genocide victims at Kibilizi memorial centre

Odette Uwambayinzobe, a beneficiary and genocide widow commended youth for the cow saying she will be drinking milk once it gets an offspring.

“This cow will give me milk in addition to keeping me busy in my old age. May God reward your efforts” she said. Uwambayinzobe added that though she lives alone in the house, she will try her best and take good care of the cow because she already grew the grass to feed it.

Jean Bosco Munyaneza, coordinator of AERG-INILAK Nyanza branch told this website that the purpose of the umuganda is to help vulnerable 1994 Tutsi genocide survivors as they prepare for 21st genocide commemoration.

GAERG and AERG members were joined by residents of Kibilizi sector in community work to help improve the lives of vulnerable genocide survivors.


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