The Blog

Mud houses and goats at Kibungo

Sat, 2014-06-28

The day was always going to be strenuous. Just getting across Kigali to Nyabugogo for the bus to Kibungo meant an hour's walk, albeit in the cool early morning. Once at Kibungo, getting around the hillsides of the area around Pastor Joseph's church is hard work, even without the daytime heat of the Rwandan sun.

Drums, heat and smiles

Wed, 2014-06-25

We are in for a long hot day today. The rain of last week seems to have gone and the heat is more like a real Rwandan dry season. Pastor Immaculee and I meet at Nyabugogo bus station to take a taxi out to Rutonde, where we have our goats and porridge project.

Back into the heat (and wet)

Fri, 2014-06-20

Africa is nothing if not unpredictable and Rwanda is no exception. Stepping off the plane on Wednesday evening, the temperature in Kigali was lower than Edinburgh had been two days before, and it was raining. Two days before in Edinburgh, it wasn't raining but that almost certainly won't last for long.

Rutonde update

Tue, 2013-12-17

Pastor Immaculee is an energetic and driven woman. Her parish is at Rutonde, north of Kigali where we are helping her to provide for the poorest children. She greeted us in her usual effervescent style.

A basic life

Sat, 2013-05-25
Articles in this blog have frequently mentioned poverty or families that don't eat every day. Even when talking to these people, truly understanding the life they lead is almost impossible, not least because of the uncomplaining dignity that they show.

Project expansion

Fri, 2013-05-24
One of the reasons for this trip to Rwanda is to find suitable partners that we can work with. To that end we have come to Rwamagana and today met with Gasore Constatin, the Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Restoration Church.