Back to school for the students of Comfort Primary

From the youngest to the oldest, all students were delighted to be able to return to Comfort Primary School recently after the easing of lockdown restrictions in Rwanda. The school had to comply with government guidelines regarding hand washing facilities before it was allowed to open, but with the new …

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Prison ministry – reaching out through words and gifts

The GNPDR team have continued their work in the Rwandan prisons despite the restrictions of COVID-19. Disrtibution of personal hygiene gifts was very welcome, enabling each prisoner to have their own washing kit rather than having to share and risk cross-contamination. The gifts distributed include a washing bucket, soap and …

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Water comes to Ruhuha

Ruhuha sector is in the Rwandan district of Bugesera, Eastern province. It is a very poor part of the country, where people predominantly live a subsistence lifestyle, eeking out a living in an area where water is in short supply. But, all that is changing, thanks to the input of …

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Mattresses to the prison

1,000 Mercy Mattresses were recently distributed to prisoners in 4 of the Rwandan prisons that GNPDR works in. Made by genocide victims, who are given employment as part of this project, the mattresses have a Biblical message of hope and forgiveness incorporated into the mattress material, so enabling the message …

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Odette and the chickens

Odette Murekatete is the chairlady of the Nyamata Widows Hope Project. The project is one of the programmes run by GNPDR, and is the outcome of a partnership that started several years ago, as GNPDR pursued their ‘post-genocide reconciliation’ mandate. To start with the Hope Project focussed on bringing widows …

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