A United Kingdom restaurant has pledged to raise funds to support the work of AVEGA- Agahozo- an association of widows of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, by building a hospitality centre for tourists in Rwanda.
This was revealed yesterday by Chantal Kabasinga, the chairperson of AVEGA, in an interview with The New Times.
Graeme Moore, the owner of Montrose Restaurant in Southborough, felt compelled to support AVEGA after hearing the story of Odette Kayirere, a survivor of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
“We are in touch with the restaurant’s owner and we hope his pledge will help in building the tourism project,” she said.
“Tourists will be able to buy local handcrafts and learn about the history of Rwanda”.
According to Kabasinga, proceeds from the hospitality centre will enable members of the association to be self sufficient and improve the standard of living of their families.
The construction of the centre is set to begin in August this year in Rwamagana District, Eastern province.