Facilitators’ end-of-year celebration

At the end of the year 2014, the facilitators of ADEPR Kigali organized a ceremony of thanks to God for all activities done during the year of 2014 . On 23 December every facilitator was accompanied by his wife, and they invited some church leaders and HOPE staff. ADEPR was represented by general secretary Rev. SEBAGABO Leonard, Rev. HAKIZIMANA Joseph representing the Kigali region. During the ceremony, the president of facilitators took the time for thanking the church leaders and HOPE (represented by Pastor NDAYIZEYE Isaie) for their assistance and help. The general secretary Rev. SEBAGABO Leonard thanked the facilitators for …

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Nkombo Island: a case study of hope

Written by Joanne Lu, reposted from rwandaviajo.wordpress.com It’s pronounced nHOME-bo. Surrounded by Lake Kivu in the southwest corner of Rwanda, Nkombo Island is almost as Congolese as it is Rwandan. Even their Kinyarwanda sounds foreign when they choose to speak it–otherwise, they’re using their own dialect, Amashi. I expected our Nkombo visit to be like any other. I mean, every story is special, but when it comes down to it–this country is quite homogenous. After a 40 minute boat ride though, I found myself in a Rwanda like no other. Heavy rains had soaked the earth overnight, caking the soles of our shoes with clumpy red mud. When all …

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The transformed life of Mukamwiza Felomain

The SCA program has continued to be a very outstanding holistic transformation agent in the country and specifically in the Anglican Church of Rwanda Kibungo Diocese. In an interactive sharing with one of the beneficiaries, she told us her story. MUKAMWIZA Felomain, a member of EJO HAZAZA savings and credit association group and a resident of Gatore parish who has been a member to the SCA program since 2009 as a very vulnerable and needy person in the community has a lot to give glory to God for. In her own words she thanks HOPE International Rwanda and her partners like …

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SCA formation progress

The Itabire program began officially on April 2014. In June 2014, orientation occurred. In August 2014, facilitator’s training took place. Since then to the present, group creation is happening. In our program we already have 37 groups in 15 local churches with 15 facilitators. Our groups are newborns so there are no tangible great things the said groups have already achieved. The amazing thing is that many Christians are interested in joining groups. It is seen by observing the group creation how much they like this program. Thus, our hope and bright future increases from day to day! Soon we hope …

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