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ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT
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SNEAKER DRIVE

Kuki Ndiho partners with community organizations, schools of all levels, religious and cultural institutions to gather, collect and ship much-needed clothing items to its orphans in Rwanda. Please write us if interested in learning more at info@kukindiho.org Please include photos of yourself or your family to include with the individual clothing items so that we can thank you on our web site and so those to who receive the items will also know. snd

Annual Sneaker Drive

Seventh and eighth grader at the Christian Formation Student at St. Vincent Martyr Catholic Church in MADISON, NEW JERSEY are holding a sneaker drive for Rwandan Orphans through the holiday season. They will be collecting new or gently used sneakers in all sizes now. Please contact teacher Henry Page at EMAIL HERE

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Rwanda: a genocide survivor through “WHY DO I EXIST ? project saves more orphans by Gilbert Cyiza, Imburi Phare

Children and youth are considered as cornerstones of development in any post conflict state. In the case of Rwanda after 1994 genocide where over one millions people were killed, a number of organisations have been established to support genocide orphans. “WHY DO I EXIST ? / KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT ” is one of them.

Audace RODRUIGUEZ , 27 years old, was four when his family and neighbors were hunted down day and night and killed – 23 years ago.

Today, however, Audace does not shilly-shally in an exclusive interview with Imburi Phare when he advises and strongly urges Rwandans to unite and work hard to create a healthier and self-reliant capacity.

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Imburi Phare, what is your consideration and aims in this period?

Audace Ndihokubwayo, as an orphans who stay alone the period like this, is too hard, life is not easy at all, and when you remember that you are alone without any parents you tend to get discouraged. But even in such hard and difficult moments, we stand strong and protect our right, with trust in God we must accept it because is our history; and in the tough circumstances we are living as orphans and believe that we still have a promising and brilliant future.

Tell us about Marie Claudine Mukamabano and her project?

Thank you, Mukamabano through her project, started providing me support in 2012. I knew her through social media (Facebook), then later I started to share with her about my orphanage experience that prevailed at that time, because I had discovered that her project “Why do I exist” was already sponsoring young orphans about healing and self-development. Mukamabano being a 1994 genocide survivor and orphan; she was able to understand my request very quickly and I was blessed to be taken in and supported by her “WHY DO I EXIST ? ” project.

According to you, what is the role and impact of WHY DO I EXIST ?

I have gained a lot support from the project; I remember in 2013 I participated a training organised and facilitated by the project under the theme “Trauma Healing”. It was helpful for me, I was able to learn how deal and manage Trauma in challenging and difficult moments. Furthermore, the project provided funds that catered for my education, healthcare, nutrition, etc.

Do you have any sustainable home projects that you are planning/set up for self-reliance?

It’s in human nature that every grown up has a challenge to attain self-reliance. I have projects in mind but the resources are still very limited but at the moment but I feel am highly motivated to able to achieve something special in my life. I will make a few project propositions to Mukamabano for sponsorship and once sponsored I believe I shall be fully empowered and self-reliant.

Could you tell us about that project?

“In order to take a step to being self-reliant, the first step is the realisation of human basic needs, it is upon us to seek opportunities in the different sectors of the economy. According to my simple survey, I have moved to several markets and I picked interest in most agricultural farm products and particularly buying cheaper vegetables from the villages and reselling it in the town markets and beyond, which I think should leave me with a marginal profit for self-sufficiency.

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Following the end of 1994 Rwanda Genocide that left her parents, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grands parents, loved ones, friends, classmates, and fellow countrymen, there was no body to turn to, nowhere to run since the whole country was in state of emergency and yet ” I ‘Mukamabano” still surviving however her strong Catholic faith inspired her to seek the answer to the question of KUKI NDIHO? / WHY DO I EXIST ?

The first thing that came into Her mind was to start up something that would give hope to any displaced and homeless citizens of Rwanda, but as earlier mentioned, the country was mainly left with many orphaned and youthful people and that’s why she founded the project to help rebuild her beloved but rather troubled nation at the time.

The project’s mission is to advocate and devoted for orphans whose parents perished during genocide or died because of HIV.

By Gilbert Cyiza, Imburi Phare MEDIA based in Rwanda, EAST AFRICA

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