Unity Club, a group comprising current and former senior government officials and their spouses, on Sunday handed over a ‘home’ that was built for eight vulnerable Genocide widows in Kamonyi District.
The housing unit was constructed as a partnership between the association and a number of private and public institutions that include Rwanda Mountain Tea, Ibuka and the Ministry of Local Government, among others.
The fully furnished home forms what has been named Impinga Nzima Centre and is valued at over Rwf42 million, according to officials.
It will be shared by the eight beneficiaries whose families and relatives were wiped out during the Genocide.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the deputy president of Unity Club, Monique Nsanzabaganwa, said the housing unit provides a new home to the widows who had hitherto lacked shelter.
Nsanzabaganwa said by living side by side, the senior citizens will form a new family and inspire each other to move forward and live a positive life.
The widows will also have two employees who will take care of them and handle some home chores, she said.
Nsanzabaganwa said she believes the new home will help transform the lives of beneficiaries.
Officials from the Unity Club said they target to construct similar such facilities in every district, with the target of at least five homes every year.