The Bugesera District is known to be suffering from poverty and it's people need a helping hand. This is why Shelter Them was entrusted land in this area, to bring hope, a future and help these people rise above their past to be the bright future of this area.
Along with local leaders, our team in Rwanda has chosen the best routes to take in helping bring smiles back to Bugesera. We have mended and reconstructed several homes that were in major need of repair to a place where the families will sleep dry free from a leaking roof and will invite their friends over joyfully for instead of feeling inadequate and hopeless.
We have provided goats and chickens for families to bring their own small incomes. A milked goat can bring an income to a family to help them pay for needs.
We recognize that sometimes people just need help getting a leg up so we provide enough staples to help certain families start to get ahead of the game and teach them how to manage and make money. We have provided health insurance for many and helped them get care.
A nutrition center is also a part of our Bugesera project. In the coming years a building will be built to better suit this need but in the meantime a community center is used to have the children come and eat a healthy meal, learn songs, have dance lessons and let them be kids. This part is the most important we feel because it brings people of all ages together to enjoy life together and to have an encouraging time of fun, learning and love.