We received this update from A Partnership in Caring Society volunteer Carolyn Rideout in Rwanda:
We are now at SAVE, the Motherhouse of the Benebikira sisters. This morning Sr. Augusta introduced us to a man
who showed up on their doorstep a few weeks ago. He was very weak with hunger and obviously quite ill. The sisters have taken him in and are looking after him. We have agreed to help him get Mutuel ( medical insurance) and we will send him to the district hospital for a proper medical workup. Some of the medical workup will be covered by his insurance, but certain tests and medications will not be.
We also visited the secondary school run by the sisters
and where APIC helps to support some students. Sister Lillian Gaudet’s music students have also been instrumental in this.
There has been a very serious and unusual drought in Rwanda, and this has entailed much suffering for humans and animals alike. Since we’ve arrived the rains have come, coincidence I’m sure. The cost of food has increased significantly, particularly hard on those who rely on their gardens for sustenance.