Below you can see listed all of the Breeders registered with the Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia who breed Kabuga.

A Partnership in Caring purchases Birthing Bed for Health Centre, Commode for Retired Sisters

A Partnership in Caring  volunteers purchased a much needed birthing bed for the Kabuga health Center.  The old birthing bed is in very bad shape.  The Kabuga Health Center is one of the centres that is owned and run by the Benebikiri Sisters.

Also purchased a commode for use at the Abadacogora House, the residence for retired Sisters in Kabuga


A Partnership in Caring Volunteers Visit Health Centre in Kabuga

An update from A Partnership In Caring (APIC) volunteer Maria van Vonderen in Rwanda:

This is the health centre in Kabuga. It is owned and run by the Benebikiri Sisters. It is very wellrun but scarce in resources.

We donated medical supplies as well as children’s Tylenol and Advil

They deliver about 130 babies each month. Their 2 birthing beds are in very bad shape, they are both crowded into one room , separated only by a curtain. APIC will purchase a new birthing bed for the clinic. There were approximately 12 women in post-partum care. The average length of stay is 24 hours. All mothers and babies were doing well.

The clinic offers HIV care and counselling services to clients and they offer a HIV program to mothers and their children up to age 2.

They have a pharmacy, lab services, a dental hygienist, they do medical assessments and keep clients up to 24 hours for observation. If ongoing medical support is required, the client is transferred to a local hospital.

Benebikira Sisters Celebrate Upgrades at Kabuga with A Partnership in Caring Society Volunteers

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.


Security and Water Systems Added at Kabuga Facility

Thanks to A Partnership in Caring Society the sisters at Kabuga now have security because of the new fence built around their property. Two water collection cisterns were added and the house has been renovated. Last year when we visited the roof was leaking and water was entering the home. a new roof , ceilings and gutter system were installed.
The Sisters are very grateful and today we celebrated in song and prayer.


A Partnership in Caring Society Volunteers Visit Repaired Facility in Kabuga

A joyful visit today to Kabuga where A Partnership in Caring Society volunteers, Maria van Vonderen and Carolyn Rideout met with the 6 sisters who live in the house that has recently been repaired thanks to the generosity of a very kind donor. 

The roof and ceiling have been repaired and a fence has been built around the entire property, that includes the home where the senior Sisters live. 

We celebrated with song and prayer. The Sisters are so grateful for the Support of A Partnership in Caring Society.


A Partnership in Caring Celebrate a number of Successful Projects

Missions accomplished!
1. Over the past few years A Partnership in Caring has had several infrastructure projects

Completed Repairs at SAVE

finished with the Benebikira sisters at Save and Kabuga, Rwanda. The first was the removal of the asbestos roofs on their convent and chapel at Save. Through the generosity of our donors we were able to amass the funds necessary to remove the asbestos roofs, repair the walls and replace with a new metal roof.

2. This past year, while visiting the residence of the nursing sisters in Kabuga, we realized that the roof of their house was in such disrepair that it was actually dangerous to be living there ( there was

Completed repairs at Kabuga.

rain water coming out of the electrical sockets). Again, our donors stepped up and the roof and walls of the building were repaired. We felt strongly that a safe and healthy house was a must for the nursing sisters dedicated to helping the poor at their nearby health center.
3. Our young boy Fabrice has continued to do well this year. The sisters have kept him with them all day while his mother works for them. Reports are that his mobility continues to improve and he is becoming much more social and animated. Upon our return in  February 2019 we will see that he has a recheck by the pediatrician and ENT specialist who evaluated him last year. Photo of Fabrice.
4. While in Save we met with the students whom we sponsor at the sisters boarding school.


Each of the students gives a short speech in english. After our meeting with the students and our return to our accommodation, we received an email from Sr. Catherine, the headmistress, asking if we could support in full a young man named Jean d’Amour (John of love). He is the youngest of 6 boys and the father of the family is struggling to support the boys by working in the fields. Their mother suffers from a severe psychosis, likely as a result of trauma during the genocide, and is mostly not at home, likely in hospital or on the street. How could we refuse such a request?

None of these things could happen without the generosity and support of our donors. To donate, visit our web site at: www.apartnershipincaring.ca