The recent report from the coordinators of the ‘One Dollar Campaign’ that they are approaching their goal of having a complex that will house orphans of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, is welcome news.
The organizers say they will lay a foundation stone on the proposed land next December when the Rwandan Diaspora meets for its annual convention.
Laying the foundation stone means construction work will start in earnest, and the vulnerable orphans will have a place to call home sooner rather than later.
The humanitarian initiative intends to raise Rwf 1.5billion for the building of the estate, which will house at least 600 Genocide orphans.
The resilience shown by those who have spearheaded this campaign, should spur the rest of us into action and play our part.
December is only three months away and that should serve as a deadline for us to have put our act together.
This means those organizations and individuals with outstanding pledges have to pay up.
The Rwanda National Police are the latest institution to make a contribution of Rwf 12 million, towards the cause. They join other recent donors who include the ministry of Health.
This is another success of the campaign which had initially been meant for the Diaspora only, but has gained such resounding momentum even among those inside the country.
Making it a ‘One Dollar Campaign’ might sound like a catchy phrase, but it is intended to prove that a small donation from each of us goes a long way.
A US dollar is less than Rwf 1000, an amount within the reach of most of our pockets.