Monday, August 22, 2011

More farmland for Bwiza

The people of Bwiza have decided to use a recent donation from the US Embassy in Kigali to build terraces to improve their agricultural output. The village of Bwiza is located on steep and rocky hillsides, but the residents are able to cultivate a number of nourishing crops by digging a series of level fields in the hillside. There are 40 new terraces, so each family will own two.
Additionally, a veterinary officer was recruited to follow up with the animals in Bwiza. The officer will visit the village three times a week.

Basket weaving in Bwiza starts up

Thirty-two people in Bwiza are learning to weave traditional Rwandan baskets, as part of paid training provided by UN Women. COPHAD’s representatives on the ground are helping coordinate the project, which will provide the villagers with training five days a week for six months on how to weave a high quality product.

The goal is to generate income. Morale is high!

Bwiza’s musicians perform – get your copy today!

Bwiza's performance group has just released a new CD of traditional songs about peace, unity and hope. This is unique music that you can't hear anywhere else!

With a donation of $35 or more, you can have your very own copy of the CD.

(Please write “Kwizera CD” in the “Special instructions” section when you make your donation.)

Thank you very much for your support!