“The fact is that the culture of begging isn’t good and I am not supporting people who are doing it but again, when we look at our history some people deserve to be helped by others. This will reduce on the number of beggers on the streets.”
Pascal Kagarama, Gikondo resident.
“It happens everywhere in the world but the worst thing is to find some people moving around the city begging when their condition of life is not so bad that it forces them to go to the street.”
Aimable Twahirwa, Rwanda Head of mission of la Benevolencija and artist.
“When people get used to receiving all the time, they can’t be creative in their lives. They tend to think that they are still on the stage of spoon feeding when in reality they are supposed to be delivering to their little ones.”
Isaac Murenzi, SFB student.
“Some people are just lazy in their nature; they don’t like working that is why they end up coming to the street to get something free. This is an embarassment to whoever is doing it.”
Robert Byarugaba, SFB student.
“People should change their mindsets. Being disabled does not mean the inability to do anything that can help you.
For the widows, I think you should give respect to your late husbands and your children by working but not by begging.”
Elyse Byiringiro, Kimisagara resident.