The exemplary local women who have worked for their development from 14 sectors of Huye District have been awarded for their exemplary work.
The awarding activity was happened during the celebrations of the International Rural Women Day on Saturday October 26, 2013.
The International Rural Woman Day was celebrated in Maraba sector. The day is usually celebrated on the on October 15 annually worldwide, but Rwanda postponed the celebrations to coincide with the local Community Work (Umuganda) on Saturday.
14 women representing the 14 sectors of Huye District were awarded with mattresses by Care International.
Vestine Munganyinka a resident of Maraba sector who has participated in many projects of development than all local women in her locality in 2013 was awarded with a certificate of appreciation and a Bank cheque of Rwf200, 000.
Munganyinka started her business ventures when she got loan of Rwf60, 000 and started honey business. She later expanded her business and started other trading activities. She has managed to employ 100 people in her various activities.
With all the work she does Munganyinka pays for school fees to her two sons in the universities and three others in secondary schools as she continues to provide for her home and maintain her businesses.
She plans to use the Rwf200, 000 she was awarded, to supply water to her green house, in order to necessitate a sustainable irrigation to her tomatoes.
The International Rural Women’s Day was established in 1995 in Beijing, China during the World Women Conference. Rwanda celebrated it for the first time in 1997.
This year’s rural women day theme was ‘Claim Your Right to Dignity and Education.’ Rwanda adopted the theme to its context as: ‘Rwandan Women uphold your dignity by striving to attain development.’