The Blog

Justice in action

Sat, 2010-02-13

Life here is nothing if not varied. Project work at the hall has been suspended for the time being because of the impromptu arrival of the local gacaca court with its attendant officials and ceremony. It seems that they have been meeting in the school hall nearby but the new school term, and a thousand riotous children, have made them homeless.

The church accounts office

Wed, 2010-02-10

Back in November we posted an item on the blog about our time spent at the Conseil Protestant du Rwanda conference of church leaders (see Bishops in the mountains). One of the results of that gathering was a request for help and training to be given to churches in keeping their accounts.

The taxi-bus

Sun, 2010-02-07

Apart from personal muscle power, the cheapest way of getting around Kigali is by taxi-bus. These come in two varieties, old-fashion minibuses with a row of seats at the back, three rows of double seat along one side and single seats along the other that fold down into the aisle. There is also a bench seat at the front for the driver and two passengers.

Back to school

Tue, 2010-02-02

This is the day mothers all over Rwanda have been waiting for with eager anticipation since the beginning of October. The new school term starts today. Classes broke up an eternity ago and after the long Christmas break pencils are sharpened and satchels packed. The signs were there yesterday.

A taxing problem

Fri, 2010-01-22

We have been working with a number of widows groups for some months now. One significant difficulty these women face in trying to set up their businesses is the number in each group.