Red Cross Rwanda through Orphans and other Vulnerable Children donated to 15,000 vulnerable genocide survivors in Ngororero district as a way of helping them fight poverty.
Apollinaire Karamaga, secretary general of Rwanda Red Cross (RRC) said that there are many genocide orphans and widows in different parts of the country, adding that Red Cross Rwanda aims at helping them fight poverty.
Under the project, genocide orphans were given houses, livestock, school fees and were helped to form cooperatives for fast social development.
Donating to the vulnerable genocide survivors were given twelve houses.
Nyagatare, one of the genocide orphans that grew up in a Belgian Red Cross Orphanage commended Red Cross Rwanda for the continuous support towards improving the social condition of the survivors.
Anitha Mutesi, deputy member of Red Cross committee reminded youth that the 1994 Tutsi genocide that true commemoration is helping the vulnerable.
Mutesi added that RRC aims at helping beneficiaries achieve sustainable development, revealing that Red Cross has many plans for the vulnerable residents especially genocide survivors.
OVC operates in districts of Gisagara, Huye, Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, Nyanza, Bugesera and Gicumbi.