m_PAPSTA beneficiaries to pay back through community work

Cooperative members clearing the road

 More than 350 residents of Muhororo sector in Ngororero District who were given cows by the Projet d’Appui au Plan Stratégique pour la Transformation de l’Agriculture (PAPSTA) have  promised to do community work in every season  to pay back to the government for the cows  they have been given.

 These farmers formed ‘Intwazamihigo’ cooperative with the objectives of sticking together to achieve a lot more but mainly to attain development altogether and get out of poverty.

On Friday the 18th.Jan.2013 when these farmers decided to do a community work as their vow in Muhororo sector, they cleared a road from Muhororo sector to Nyamisiga on River Nyabarongo in the southern province of Rwanda.

According to Baptiste Ntirengenya the chairperson of these farmers cooperative, the reason to giving the community work towards the development of the district is to appreciate the government that remembered them and gave them cows to get out of poverty.

These farmers having started with the community work in their own sector does not mean that they won’t serve outside their resident sector. This was triggered by the fact that the administration of Muhororo sector was soliciting help from different associations and cooperatives to build the 15kilometers road as Adrien Harerimana the executive secretary of the sector explained.

They had a meeting after community work

 Apart from working together in farming, the Intwazamihigo cooperatives were able to pay for each other their contribution for the medical insurance (Mutuelle de Santé) as 280 people out of the 350 have already been cleared and the remaining 70 are yet to clear their dues.

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