Residents of Mukindo sector in Gisagara district have turned it a culture to give their neighbors calves in Girinka program and even other livestock as a way of attaining fast social development.
Among 20 cows donated, 8 came from FARG beneficiaries and 12 cows from Girinka Munyarwanda beneficiaries. Also, 5 goats were donated by APEL (Appui au Petit Elevage) support small livestock.
The beneficiaries thanked the donors and said livestock will see them to social development.
Aged 25 years Twa and a beneficiary, Emmanuel Nyabenda said: “Am happy and grateful to the President of Rwanda for initiating Girinka program without favour. For example the Twa used to be isolated and not treated like human beings by our fellow countrymen. To me Rwandese will live in harmony through giving and sharing.”
Augustin Bigirimana, executive secretary of Mukindo sector explains that Girinka program aims at improving the standards of living like fighting malnutrition among children and increasing productivity by using manure.
“They are beneficial if taken care of. Build kraals to protect the cows so that you will reap big from them and give animals to other residents that are out of Girinka program,” he adds.
This program will continue among the residents because it’s planned that every resident gets livestock in order to fight poverty and attain sustainable development.