By Van Deguras
KIGEZI: Little Angels Aid Ministry, a community-based organization in Rubanda district, has embarked on constructing houses in the district for households whose houses were entirely destroyed by the recent landslides.
Our reporter yesterday visited Hamutoora village, in Butare-Katojo town council, where the organization was constructing a house for a 53-year-old widow who has been staying in a makeshift small house that was temporarily constructed after the main house and a kitchen were all destroyed by the hailstorm resulting in heavy rains on May 2, 2023.
The founder and director of Little Angels Aid Ministry, Johnbosco Byomugabe, said that he decided to mobilize resources through his organization and construct houses for the vulnerable families that lost their residential houses.
He added that he has already constructed five families and is targeting 40 households with a total budget of about 800 million shillings, where he will buy iron sheets, nails, and other construction materials, facilitate labor, and provide meals, among other things.
Some of the beneficiaries, including Oliver Tinyebirwe Rwabugundu of Butare-Katojo and William Ngabirano of Nyakabungo cell, Rubanda town council, said that the construction of the houses by the organization is a relief to them because they have been wondering how they will manage the construction of a new house with no money.
The government recently supported five families in the district that lost members in the landslides, each getting five million shillings, but those whose all properties, including houses, were destroyed were never considered because the president directed for the compensation of those who died and those who got injured only.