Clerics donate to needy residents of Nyarugenge

African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE), a religious organisation, last week, donated an assortment of items to vulnerable residents of Nyarugenge district, which included motorcycles, cows and goats.
Mukasonga (2nd R) and AEE’s Phanuel Sindayiheba (R) hand over a motorcycle to a beneficiary.  The New Times/  Laurent Kamana.
Mukasonga (2nd R) and AEE’s Phanuel Sindayiheba (R) hand over a motorcycle to a beneficiary. The New Times/ Laurent Kamana.

African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE), a religious organisation, last week, donated an assortment of items to vulnerable residents of Nyarugenge district, which included motorcycles, cows and goats.

The beneficiaries were from Nyamirambo, Nyakabanda, Rwezamenyo and Nyarugenge sectors.

Those from Nyamirambo were given 15 cows and 45 goats since they had land from where to graze, while those from Nyakabanda, Nyarugenge and Rwezamenyo, which are in the urban areas were given motorcycles.

Some of the beneficiaries are said to have been street vendors.

The donations

The cows and goats were given to individuals drawn from three groups, and each group is made of twenty people.

Each cow is valued at Rwf296,000 whereas a goat is Rwf 21,500. Ten motorcycles were given out to 10 groups, each comprising 20 people.

Each motorcylce, according to Solange Mukasonga, the Nyarugenge district mayor, is worth at least Rwf1.3m.

Mukasonga said the management of the motorcycles has been put under SYTRAMORWA, an association of taxi-moto operators.

“A motocycle is worth four grown-up cows. This is why we gave it to groups and not individuals. You have to take good care of them to help you and your families out of poverty,” the mayor said.

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