The Blog

Real progress at Rutonde

Tue, 2018-01-16

When we last visited our Porridge project at Rutonde we met the new Pastor in the Parish, Zacharie Maboyi, and heard of all the good ideas he had. We were also able to tell him of our plans for monitoring the impact our project was having on the local community.

Back in Kigali

Tue, 2018-01-09

Once again we are back in Kigali to visit old friends and look over our projects. This is the time of year when it is no hardship to leave a white and frozen Scotland for temperatures that are a little more comfortable in a t-shirt. This time, for all the equatorial warmth, we have been met by thunder, lightning and lots of rain.

Changing Seasons

Thu, 2017-10-05

A sigh of relief can be heard across Kigali. Friends of ours, along with many, have been watching their water tanks deplete over the summer dry season. Another few days and things will start to get difficult.

Cow update

Tue, 2017-10-03

Two years ago, Loanhead Church bought a cow. The cow then had a calf and started providing a steady supply of milk which was sold. One of the beneficiaries of this milk money was a widow who was given a sewing machine which she has been using to earn a living. The lady has just completed a batch of ten shopping bags, by special request, which will return with us at the end of this trip.

A new Pastor for Rutonde

Sat, 2017-09-30

It is with some sadness that we bid farewell to Pastor Jean d'Amour who has been looking after Rutonde Parish for the Presbyterian Church. He has gone to seek pastures new. His replacement is the experienced Zacharie Mboyi who has come in with many good ideas.

Progress and hope

Sun, 2017-09-24

It is almost ten years since Mission Rwanda first landed in Kigali on our first exploratory visit. It is a couple of years less than that since we met Steven who ever since has been our guide, fixer and general dig-out-of-hole specialist.