Residents in Rulindo district have commended Higa Ubeho, a project that aims to increase families’ access to quality health and social services; improve household response to health and financial obstacles for changing their lives.
For the five years it has operated in Rulindo, Higa Ubeho educated residents on how to make doughnuts from sweet potatoes, juice from fruits, fighting malnutrition, sanitation and resolving family conflicts and modern methods of agriculture.
Some beneficiaries of this project confirmed that apart from Higa helping children from vulnerable homes with school fees and scholastic materials, residents learnt saving culture
“My life changed for the better when practiced modern methods of agriculture,” revealed Joseph Ndacyayisenga, a resident of Burega sector.
Rulindo district said Higa ubeho has played a great role in changing residents’ attitude, which geared social economic development.
“Though it has stopped its activities in the area, residents will continue to benefit from income generating projects it taught them,” said Prosper Murindwa, vice-mayor for economic affairs in Rulindo district.
Higa Ubeho, which literally means ‘Be Determined and Live’ in Kinyarwanda, aims to increase families’ access to quality health and social services; improve household response to health and financial obstacles through economic, nutritional and educational support; and strengthen local government and civil society.
The program supports orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), helps Rwandans to respond to needs of their communities, empowers households and promotes civil society organization to deliver services in a transparent and effective manner.