Cash for work program excites Rwimiyaga residents

NYAGATARE - Residents Rwimiyaga sector in Nyagatare district have welcomed the district’s ‘Cash-for-work’ project that have transformed their livelihoods. Last year, Rwimiyaga sector experienced a prolonged drought that left sector residents without food. In a bid to seek for emergency support, the district set up a project where affected residents would construct terraces and other developmental work and in return get wages. ‘It’s a privilege that the district remembered us.
Kirebe cell residents waiting for their wages from cash for work project. (Photo / D. Ngabonziza)
Kirebe cell residents waiting for their wages from cash for work project. (Photo / D. Ngabonziza)

NYAGATARE - Residents Rwimiyaga sector in Nyagatare district have welcomed the district’s ‘Cash-for-work’ project that have transformed their livelihoods.

Last year, Rwimiyaga sector experienced a prolonged drought that left sector residents without food.

In a bid to seek for emergency support, the district set up a project where affected residents would construct terraces and other developmental work and in return get wages. ‘It’s a privilege that the district remembered us.

We have started gaining a new lease of life through earned wages from this project,’ one of the project’s beneficially said.

In an interview with The New Times, Rwimiyaga sector agronomist who doubles as the project supervisor, Jervis Mungaruriye said that the project has exhibited a tremendous change in residents’ welfare.

‘The project has really been effective. Residents can at least earn some thing to cater for their families while waiting for the season’s harvest,’ he said.

He added that the minimum wage per person at the end of the day ranges from Rwf1500 to Rwf2500.

‘This is an exciting wage compared to the life we had experienced,’ Joseph Ndatsikira, one of the beneficiaries said.   

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