Rwanda earlier this year. The total cost of the project is 13.3 million Rwandan Francs or about $18,000 Canadian. The project is the result of many generous donors. Our partners in Rwanda, the Benebikira Sisters say the installation of the water collection tanks has had a much greater impact than originally expected because of the Corona virus.
An update on Fabrice whom we have been supporting since we met him a few years ago – a toddler who could only get around on all fours. He is walking, running, and going to school. Once COVID hit he was quarantined at home, rather than being in school and spending time with the Benebikira Sisters. When COVID eased, temporarily, he emerged and was unkempt, hungry, and had regressed in his developmental milestones. . He had lost weight – the Sisters were sending food, but it was uncertain how much he was getting. He and his young brother are now staying with the Sisters and getting the care they need. The young woman pictured with Fabrice is his caretaker.
A Partnership in Caring visited the health clinic in Mbuga and brought medical supplies, donated by our supporters and friends. The clinic is very well run by the Benebikira congregation and managed by Sr. Drocelle (pictured below with volunteer Carolyn Rideout and newborns). There are long wait times as you can see.
A Partnership in Caring Society volunteers Maria van Vonderen and Carolyn Rideout seen here with Frani and Lillian two of the workers at Emmaus Hostel in Butare, Rwanda. The Hostel is run by the Benebikera Sisters and this is where APICS volunteers stay while in Rwanda.
Frani and Lillian see to our every need.
A Partnership in Caring Society volunteers Carolyn Rideout and Maria van Vonderen met with the Benebikera Sisters senior leadership team on March 12 to review and discuss the future of this important partnership.
Carolyn Rideout and Maria van Vonderen, A Partnership in Caring volunteers spent time viewing some of the 12 cisterns supplied through a partnership with The Wishing Wells Society of St. Andrews, Nova Scotia.
This water collection system provides much needed water for gardening, livestock, cleaning, household use etc. to a number of different communities in Rwanda.
To support our projects in Rwanda visit our website at : https://www.apartnershipincaring.ca
Soup preparation for the 390 students at Immaculate Conception School in SAVE.
The students have meat on Sundays only. They mainly eat rice , soup , brown beans and fresh fruits and vegetables.
A Partnership in Caring Society sponsors 8 vulnerable students in this boarding school. To support our continuing work in Rwanda, visit the Society’s website at https://www.apartnershipincaring.ca.
Food preparation for the 390 students at Immaculate Conception School in SAVE.
A Partnership in Caring Society supports 8 vulnerable students at this school run by the Benebikera Sisters. To support A Partnership in Caring’s continuing work in Rwanda, visit our website, https://www.apartnershipincaring.ca.
Today A Partnership in Caring Society volunteers Maria van Vonderen and Carolyn Rideout visited the home in Kabuga where the senior Benebikera Sisters live.
The Sisters appreciated the supplies ( Tylenol for arthritis, voltaren and bed soakers) that the volunteers delivered.
APICS partnered with the Wishing Wells Society and a water collection cistern has been added to the property.
The Sisters ( 28 Sisters and 4 workers) live in a very small home. The kitchen is outside and at the back of the property. They mostly cook with wood.
A new fence has been added to the property increasing the security of the Sisters.
The Sisters were very happy to celebrate with Carolyn and Maria today.
In Rwanda, A Partnership in Caring’s Maria van Vonderen and Carolyn Rideout with sisters Thierrey and Augusta of the Benebikira Sisters doing some planning for the visit.