Many local people who participated in ‘Hanga Umurimo’ project 2012 in Gatsibo district say they achieved a lot of their goals thanks to this project.
Goreth Nyiransabimana a resident of Gasange sector created a cooperative for basket weaving says she got the confidence to put her idea into reality after the government of Rwanda initiated ‘Hanga Umurimo’ project.
She used her knowledge of basket weaving and taught her neighbours and now they export their productions. “Most of the women lack confidence to stand up and do what they know especially saying that they are old enough for such but is being changed.”
During the official opening of the 2nd phase of ‘Hanga Umurimo’ program, the governor of the Eastern province Odette Uwamariya said that this province was set in priorities as this program will help many get out of poverty.
Helena Mukangira a resident of Kiramuruzi sector in Gastibo district says ‘Hanga Umurimo’ program has developed her as she changed her life from poverty into a successful business woman with a factory that makes soaps and petroleum jellies.
Many residents appreciated what they achieved through ‘Hanga Umurimo’ program 2012 phase and most of them got out of poverty thanks to this program.