NGO to train needy families in health, business

A pro-poor organisation, Francoise Xavier Bagnoub (FXB), is about to complete a vocational skills project for 80 needy families in Rubavu District.

A pro-poor organisation, Francoise Xavier Bagnoub (FXB), is about to complete a vocational skills project for 80 needy families in Rubavu District.

FXB, which supports poor people such as orphans and widows, has so far assisted over 320 families to develop skills in health, education and business development, among others, over the last three years.

“We achieved all our objectives for the last three years and this new project will be a success because we managed to raise the required funds internally,” said Berthilde Muruta, the head of FXB branch in Rubavu.

The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), contributed over Rwf 100 million for FXB’s project last year.

“We started with only 80 families, but as we get more funds from donors, we plan to reach out to as many people as we can help,” said Muruta.

She added that the targeted beneficiaries are orphans who enrolled in both vocational and secondary schools. FXB operates in the districts of Rubavu, Muhanga, Nyamagabe and Kigali.

alex.ngarambe@newtimes.co.rw

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