Empowering communities to recover from effects of Covid-19

October 27, 2020

Jeannette Mukabyagaju feeding her goat

During COVID-19 lockdown, Jeannette Mukabyagaju who lives in Ubumwe n’Ubwiyunge village in Bugesera District was obliged to sell her goat and some other properties to be able to survive with her 4 children. This is the kind of hardships that she and many of her neighbours have been going through due to Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of recovery plan, through the partnership with Prison Fellowship Rwanda, UNDP Rwanda provided 1000 households from Bugesera, Ngoma, Rwamagana, Rubavu, and Musanze Districts with livestock such as goats, seeds and fertilisers to help them get back on their feet. They are waiting for the rainy season to come so they can plant their seeds.

Mukabyagaju appreciated the support saying that it represents hope for the future.

Jeannette Mukabyagaju chatting with her neighbours

Though they have been heavily affected, they remain positive about overcoming challenges caused by the covid-19 pandemic thanks to the economic recovery measures put in place by the Government of Rwanda with the support of its partners.

UNDP Rwanda has been working with Prison Fellowship Rwanda, in collaboration with Rwanda Unity and Reconciliation Commission to enhance social cohesion and strengthen unity and reconciliation.