Nyabihu: Cooperatives credit ‘teamwork’ for success

Members of cooperatives operating in Nyabihu District say they have achieved various goals towards development through teamwork, a spirit they are prepared to share with other people not working in cooperatives.

COARU Cooperative has received 2 machines processing the produce for better operations. These prompted Nyabihu district to give the cooperative two more for the same purpose to ensure provision of good services and produce.

Deogratias Habyarimana a member of COARU Cooperative in Jomba sector that processes wheat and maize says this cooperative has been the basis for its members’ development beyond their expectations.

Deogratias Habyarimana a member of COARU Cooperative talks of benefits of team work

Deogratias Habyarimana a member of COARU Cooperative talks of benefits of team work

This cooperative has been distributing goats and sheep to each member to provide manure and these members receive mutuelle de santé (medical insurance) from the cooperative.

Beverages made by one of the cooperatives

Beverages made by one of the cooperatives

The benefits of team work through cooperatives were also discussed by Gentille Mukamwiza a member of KOTUNYA Cooperative that operates in Lake Karago in fishing.

This cooperative has helped its members to develop economically, encourages good nutrition among members, and provides credit services and social support to each member in need of these services.

Mukamusoni Charlotte who learnt tailoring after joining a cooperative says her dreams have all been realized due to the benefits of working together as a team.

Rwanda is promoting team work through formation of cooperatives and associations towards development. For people who have realized the secret of team work say cooperatives are the source of knowledge, development, wealth and social growth.

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