Global Civic Sharing (South-Korean project) that works in Nyarubaka sector Kamonyi district, gives livestock credit to the residents in “Gira inka ubikesheje Banki” program.
Global civic sharing (GCS) is a non-profit organization that provides development aid to needy communities in different countries of the world.
Beneficiaries confess they are happy to be regarded as cattle keepers when owning a cow by themselves was a big dream.
Every year, Global civic sharing organization gives out Rwf350.000 credit to one resident to buy cow in “Gira inka ubikesheje Banki” program.
When a resident needs Girinka credit, he or she elaborates how the money will be paid back in her project proposal.
Vetererian at Global Civic Sharing, Eric Hitimana Muhirwa reveals that they analyse the residents’ proposals and visit the livestock they desire to buy before they give them credit.
“Gira inka ubikesheje Banki” program started four years back and in 2012, the organization has added Rwf50000 on the credit for two goats.
Residents say they are previledged to have this program in their area because Girinka program does not benefit them all but only the vulnerable residents.
Veneranda Mukagatare, a resident in Kigusa cell was given Rwf350000 which she is supposed to pay back in two years time with 2percent interest.
Mukagatare adds “I have developed socially especially now that my cow produces 10 litres of milk a day, manure for selling and for using in my gardens as I pay Rwf15000 per month.”
Executive secretary of Nyarubaka sector, Francois Sebagabo asserts that Global civic sharing has improved residents standards of living tremendously.
Apart from livestock credit and training, Global civic sharing helps residents in increasing agricultural productivity, he notes.
Also, residents are free to ask for another credit immediately they complete paying their debts to this organization.
The sector official acknowledges Global Civic Sharing for seeking advice from local leaders concerning their projects towards the development of residents.