Rwanda Houses You Helped Rebuild
Aimable Niyoyita's House
Aimable is 26 years old and has just finished his studies at the National University of Rwanda. He has two brothers, one is a primary school teacher and the other is a secondary school student.
Aimable received this house in 2007 but last year the house collapsed due to poor construction. Aimable and his brothers were forced to leave and stay with their friends.
His brother who is a teacher, earns less than RWf 50,000 ($100) per month and could not afford to repair their house.
Aimable was given one of the three houses rebuilt with INSPIRE!africa funding this year. The houses were rebuilt using cement and bricks, which is much sturdier than the previous ones.
Before Aimable's house, with outside kitchen and toilet were rebuilt:
After Aimable's house, kitchen and toilet were renovated:
Venuste Karemera's House
Venuste is 34 years old and he is a survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. He was married 3 years ago and has 2 children. He received his original house in 2007 when he was a single young man.
His source of income is from doing odd jobs so after his house collapsed he did not have money to repair it. He was forced to leave the house with his family and live in a rental property near the trading centre in his village.
With his house repaired through INSPIRE!africa funding, he and his family have return to his house and no longer have to use their limited income to pay rent.
Living in this village is important for him because he gets emotional support from his fellow survivors.
Before Venuste's House was rebuilt:
After Venuste's house was rebuilt:
Edith Kayitesi's House
Edith is a widow and a single mother who struggles to raise her daughter. In 2011 her house collapsed. The local village provided some support to rebuilt it, but it wasn't enough for quality supplies so soon cracks appeared in the wall and it was at risk of collapsing again. Through INSPIRE!africa funding, Edith's house was rebuilt to last.
"Each day presents me with difficulties", Edith says, forcing back her tears. "I am thankful for the help to rebuild my house. It was too big a task for me to do alone".
By rebuilding her house she will be sure of a place where she is safe with her child. It will also give her dignity and she will no longer be worried about her house falling down.
Before Edith's house was rebuilt:
After Edith's house was rebuilt: