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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.

Baby clothes

Thu, 2016-01-21

The good ladies of Loanhead have been at it again. Knitting needles aroud the parish have been clicking furiously to produce enough outfits to kit out half Rwanda's new-born babies.

Soap production

Wed, 2016-01-20

One of Mission Rwanda's activities is helping widows set up in business to support themselves and their families. An opportunity presented itself this week in the form of Jane, Pastor Jean's wife in Rutonde.