The Blog

A visit to the doctor

Sat, 2016-07-02

With support from Loanhead Parish Church we are supporting a family living in one of the poorer areas of Kigali. This is what is known locally as a child-headed household where the children, the eldest in her early twenties, look after the younger siblings.

Back to school

Wed, 2016-01-27

Yesterday was always going to be chaotic, energy-sapping and fractious. This was the annual jamboree known as getting the Nyamirambo children back to school. To minimise the effort, we gathered all the children together in a small cafe in Nyamirambo which offered protection from the sun and a place to do the business.

More school places

Sat, 2016-01-23

It is Saturday and we have been invited to the home of Marie Therese and Jean Pierre Millindi. The couple own a property on the outskirts of Kigali where Marie Therese runs a Saturday Church for needy children in the local area. Along with Bible study, the children are fed and provided with other support.

Horns and hooves

Sat, 2016-01-23

Mission Rwanda is moving into livestock. At Rwamagana we have purchased a cow to provide for a family where the mother has cancer. In Kigali, during our last visit we acquired another four hoofs with the support of Loanhead Parish Church to provide for a family there which is struggling to eat.

Kazungo's new school

Fri, 2016-01-22

The search has started. We have four boys who have finished primary education and are now looking for a secondary school to go to. This is our opportunity to join the annual stampede to get the children into some of the secondary system's fast-disappearing places.

The Rwamagana cow

Fri, 2016-01-22

On our previous visit to Rwamagana we left some money for one of our six widows there who had fallen ill with cancer. We also bought a cow which was to be used to benefit the widow and her children. Today we are back in Rwamagana and took the opportunity to catch up with the latest news.