Shekinah Choir from ADEPR supports the vulnerable
Written by: Tuyizere Daniel
Monday, May 29th, 2017, 20:41
Kigali: About 150 vulnerable individuals were supported during Shekinah Evangelical Week, an annual community support programme organised by Shekinah Choir of ADEPR Rwimbogo. The support activities included raising money for medical insurance, renovations and blood donation.
The church choir in Nyarugunga sector of Kicukiro District raised resources and physically helped Egidie Mukatete, a genocide survivor living in Rwimbogo village by renovating her house and its fence with the materials worth Rwf 1,150,000.
Choir members totalling to 37 donated blood to Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) as a response to a call made to Rwandans by the ministry of health to increase reserves in the blood bank.
Shekinah Choir also contributed Rwf336,000 to support 112 vulnerable individuals to get medical insurance known as mutuelle de santé.
The beneficiaries were very happy and grateful to Shekinah choir and the Almighty God for the support extended to them.
“I was not able to pay mutuelle for my family but Shekinah choir has helped me, may God bless them abundantly,” Stephanie Mukabiruta said.
According to Ernest Nyetera, the choir president, the focus of such activities is to help vulnerable individuals in the community irrespective of their religious beliefs. “After identifying that patients were in need of blood we made our contribution.”
“Medical insurance is very crucial yet some people cannot afford to raise the money, we agreed as a choir to contribute and help the poor in our village and also renovated a house for a vulnerable genocide survivor,” Nyetera said.
He noted that this Evangelical Week was an opportunity for the choir to make an impact on the population by participating in the socio-economic development of Rwandans.