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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Twivane Mubukene SCA

This savings and credit group is called Twivane Mubukene. It is located in the Western Province of Rwanda, Rutiro District, the sector of Rusebeya and the cell of Ruronde. It works in the Presbyterian church in Rwanda, Gisenyi Presbytery, Parish of Karambo. This group of Twivane Mubukene started in September, 2013. It is composed of 34 members, where 16 are women and 18 are men. Each member of the group started by saving 3,000 FRw by using ASCA with interest rate for credit of 10 percent. After one year they have got the total amount 1,000,000 FRw. The main mission of this …

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