A delegation of four youth from Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) donated one million Rwandan francs to spouses of disabled ex-combatants who reside at Ayabaraya Model Village in Kicukiro District. The youth gave out a cheque worth 1,000,000RWF to RDRC to help purchase a grinding machine for RDRC beneficiaries.
Commissioner Bagabo, lauded the youth for selfless work towards improving the livelihoods of disabled ex-combatants families in the community.
He urged the ex-combatants spouses to use the donation diligently for the sake of developing themselves. "Make use of the donation well. It will develop your families and the community as well. This will enable you live better lives ", Bagabo said, urging the beneficiaries to work hard for the sake of stamping out poverty among their families.
On his part, the leader of RDF youth delegation, Sgt: Karangwa Felecien hailed the disabled ex-combatants for staging a fight to liberate the country. He remarked that the peace the country is enjoying was ushered in by disabled ex-combatants. He made a call to Rwandans to always think and honor those that liberated the country for the sake of peace and security.
The leader of disabled ex-combatants housed at Ayabaraya (Rtd) Second lieutenant Ruta Alex applauded the youth from RDF for commitment aimed at supporting disabled ex-combatants spouses’ welfare. He informed the audience the donation was timely and will be used to fulfill women’s wish by putting in place a grinding machine to help them generate income.
The head of the women association at Ayabaraya Model Village, Madam Umutoni Aimèe, welcomed the donation and pledged to use it as per women’s demands. "As women we shall use the funds to generate enough income for enriching our families", she said.
The head of disabled ex-combatants spouses housed at Ayabaraya Model Village, Madam Umutoni Aimee (1st left), displays a dummy cheque given to her by Youth from Rwanda Defence Force who returned recently from peace mission in South Sudan.