Francine's Farm

All we can say is WOW!  They look good and the farm is looking very good!  Here is a letter she wrote for us 

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FRANCINE's THANK YOU STORY
Before shelter them helped us, I lived in a deplorable situation, without hope that someone will come to rescue me. My children had dropped out of school, I did not even have enough food to feed my family. When Shelter Them came, they asked me what I needed. I asked them to help my children so that they could go back to school. I also begged them to help me provide food because hunger in the children hurt me a lot. Shelter Them immediately intervened and answered all my requests. Even if the problem that weighed heavily on me was diminished, I had one thing left: an old house that was in very bad condition. When the rain fell, we would gather in one place and be afraid that it would fall on us. But without even asking, shelter them built me new house. I am without words, I thank Shelter Them with all my heart, they gave me everything I could not get any day.

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SOME LOVE FROM A SHELTER THEM SUPPORTER

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This dear old soul is part of my documentary on SHELTER THEM, an organization started in Canada doing incredible work for street kids and families in Rwanda - this is taken on our trip high in the mountains near BURUNDI to visit one of the many families they have helped - I was so honored to be welcomed into their home to interview them on the impact that the support of SHELTER THEM has provided - so little makes such a huge difference to these folks - I offered this elder my eye glasses to help her vision, it was one of the most touching moments ( of many ) I have experienced on this trip

Bernie Leroux

A LETTER FROM JULES ABOUT FARMING PART 3

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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.


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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.

A LETTER FROM JULES ABOUT FARMING PART 2

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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! 


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