Red Cross to build 50 houses for the needy

Gisagara - As part of a campaign to help vulnerable people live comfortably, the Rwanda.Red Cross Society (RRC) is set to construct 52 houses in Muganza sector, Gisagara District.Many of the beneficiaries are those whose thatched houses were demolished in the anti- Nyakatsi drive.
RRC volunteers  constructing a house in Remera cell Photo J P Bucyensenge
RRC volunteers constructing a house in Remera cell Photo J P Bucyensenge

Gisagara - As part of a campaign to help vulnerable people live comfortably, the Rwanda.

Red Cross Society (RRC) is set to construct 52 houses in Muganza sector, Gisagara District.

Many of the beneficiaries are those whose thatched houses were demolished in the anti- Nyakatsi drive.

A week ago, 96 volunteers from various parts of the country joined local residents in the construction effort in Agasharu village.

The youth volunteers will be hosted in a camp erected for the exercise in Remera cell of the district for a whole month.

“Participating in such activities pleases me since I have realised that it is my duty to use my strength in assisting vulnerable people”, observed Marie Uwera, a volunteer from Bugesera District.

Apart from taking part in the construction of the houses, the RRC volunteers will also sensitise residents on a wide range of topics, including hygiene and sanitation and family planning.

“We will always endeavour to help Rwandans live in a good environment by assisting them to access clean water and other necessities,” said Dr Bernard Nzigiye, the RRC president.

The volunteers also donated blood in an attempt to save lives and improve the health of needy ones.

According to Leandre Karekezi, Gisagara District Mayor, the initiative will help to promote good behaviour in the local community, including the promotion of hygiene and sanitation.

He called upon residents to adopt the culture of supporting each other as a way of improving each other’s welfare.

“The Rwanda Red Cross volunteers have demonstrated a sign of courage, determination and sacrifice which should inspire everyone,” Karekezi noted.

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