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A letter from Jules about farming part 3

6° Family #4 NYIRANTASHYA Immaculee. The older lady has gotten sick and so she hasn’t started to harvest, but Shelter Them will help to do it for her.  We are a family after all

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Here we have our seventh family NYIRAMWIZA Vestine .  This woman has many many children and they are soon to be fed by her own hand instead of a hand out.  What a feeling to work for your kids instead of begging.

 

Family number 8 we support is MARIBORI Mariana. This family went through many private difficulties recently and unable to care for their farming activities but we will continue to be close to them to help them get back on their feet.  We have seen many success storeies and look forward to this one being a fantastic turn around.

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A letter from Jules about farming part 2

Here is the third family SENGIYOMANA Sylvan. They were so happy. Remember this family was much affected by malnutrition in last year November.  I remember one of his kids after Shelter Them rescued them, met me after one month and overwhelmingly said: “the food you gave us was so delicious, that food “kills our hunger” (literal translation). I am sure now this food not only will kill their hunger but will sustain them.

 
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The fourth familyMBABAJENDE Anastase (The blind man). Anastase’s wife is making her last harvest. This family amazed us.  They took the lead to get their field done, they were also the first to enjoy the harvest. It’s so encouraging to see this family working for themselves to earn a living, it’s possible for everyone when getting a hand! 

 

Family #5 Umuryango wa MUKANGWIJE Francine. The crops will be ready for harvest in the next couple weeks!

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A Letter From Jules in Rwanda about farming

One of our main goals in 2017 was to provide basic needs to the 8 families in Bugesera with focus on sustainable projects. Among other activities shelter them undertook in that perspective, the  farming activity has been seriously invested in this community under Shelter Them support and here below is our exciting results.

The first is NTEZIRYAYO Daniel.  She is harvesting beans. She will be able to feed her family and sell to get other home required needs. She is so grateful.

Family #2° SENJAMGWE Augustin. Same thing, his harvest makes him happy. He can’t stop to thank Shelter Them

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Our Mamas are at it again!

We are so proud of our Mama's accomplishments and ready to show them off any chance we get! After months in sewing school at a local business, they will be contributing to their own lives and gaining skills that can help them to sustain themselves.
At Shelter Them, "we don't hand out the fish alone, but we teach how to catch them as well"

Our program director Jules was so excited to see the hard work they have put in and let them know how great they are

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Remembering the love and Support on June 5th

Ottawa

On June 5th the twins Jocelyne and Josephine were invited by The Portuguese community to travel to Ottawa to celebrate “Liberation Day”. This is the same community that supports Shelter Them every year. Together we collected close to $5000.00.

We had an opportunity to connect with the Rwandan high commission Ms. Shakilla Umutoni, many MP’s, Members of parliament and other authoritarians.

A very special thanks to Parkinson Coach & Tours especially Mr. Joe Rebelo for donating his bus, of course thanks to Pedro Mia & Associates for sponsoring the trip.  A big hug also goes out to Manuel Alexandre for coordinating the trip and a big OBRIGADO to the Portuguese community for your ongoing support.  We met many wonderful people. Murakoze.

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