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.
Before leaving Rwanda for a summer break, Gavin had been asked by the Conseil Protestant du Rwanda (CPR) to co-ordinate its finance function.
When writing the last piece, I was reminded of a small project I had been asked to go and see some time back.
It has been another strenuous day with several kilometers covered on foot, but worth it to see some real progress being made down at the project.
Saturday afternoon, it must be Nyamirambo. Our mamas are busy with their income generation projects during the week, so getting them all together at the same time is difficult.
It looked like a good afternoon to wander over to the project restaurant, so after lunch we set off around the mountainside.
Mama Seth (pronounced Ceti) is a small, slightly built woman with a stern look in her eye and a bullet wound in her side.
Across Nyamirambo from the restaurant we have another income-generating project running in the form of a small shop. The formula is simple.