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Feb 3, 2015

CONTINUING BUILDING A BETTER COMMUNITY IN BURUNDI

#1. Students in classroom
#1. Students in classroom

CONTINUING BUILDING A BETTER COMMUNITY IN BURUNDI, AFRICA

Let's us all together be part of the solution wherever we are able to make a difference for a better community and nation.  A solution that heals a wounded community and nation; a solution that gives hope for the future; a solution that enables people to become self-sufficient and independent.

This is being done by friends and friends of friends, together with you and JRMD team, through a worthwhile project that helps and  enables a community to build their own lives and become self-sufficient one day.  

With your donations, JRMD continues to provide education to  the unprivileged kids, schooling at Iwacu Kazoza School.  This is only possible by continuing joining hands together to build the society and the world we want, that each one of us is longing to belong to and live in. From July 2013 – February 2015, $67,846.59 have been donated through GlobalGiving, by 191 donors and 8 of 191 donors are making their donations on monthly bases, through GlobalGiving.

I know there are a lot of other ways you could have spent this money, but you believe in our cause, so you chose to invest it in our project. Because of this investment, I want you to feel like part of our team. We're in this together. I want our success to be your success.

Because of you, today, Iwacu Kazoza School  is counted as one of the best schools in Cibitoke province even in the country of Burundi, of the schools providing  qualitative education. Students, parents and people  like  Iwacu Kazoza School. This is a good result of your work and our work together. We give thanks to our donors and GlobalGiving for making possible the education of these children, who could not have access to education without your financial help and prayers.

The school year 2014-2015 opened on September 1st, 2014, with 495 students, from grade 1-11, made by girls and boys, from Ruhagarika Village, surrounding areas and beyond. During this school year, Iwacu Kazoza School has 28 teachers and school administration staff being paid by JRMD, who are providing education to 495 students.

Until now,  we are still lacking funds to Roof 2 more additional classrooms (the 2 more additional classrooms to be roofed are at the stage of roofing), purchase teacher and student books, purchase more student benches, purchase 2 big plastic water tanks to secure water for the school, purchase 10 KW solar  panel and purchase more laptops.

Until our project is fully funded, we will be sending you regular reports about our work. You'll know what your donation has helped fund, what accomplishments we have achieved and what our current needs are.

I am very grateful and appreciative to each one of our donors, friends and friends of our friends who continue to make this project possible through their donations and prayers. May God continue to bless each one of you in a very special way.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

GeneralCoordinator

#2. Students in classroom
#2. Students in classroom
#3. Students in classroom
#3. Students in classroom
#4. Students in classroom
#4. Students in classroom
#5. Students standing in classroom
#5. Students standing in classroom
#7. Classrooms to be roofed behind school
#7. Classrooms to be roofed behind school
Nov 19, 2014

THEY NOW LIVE IN THE REMAINS

#1: They now live in the remains
#1: They now live in the remains

                                                                 THEY NOW LIVE IN THE REMAINS

Some of the survivors of Carama flooding live in the remains and others are still living in displacement camps. They are still hoping  that one day, some people who care, will make them smile again and be resettled in their own homes. Remember, during the Bujumbura flooding, one couple lost their 6 children, killed by torrential rains and over 100 people died.    

The current living situation of those families is horrible as they do not get enough food to eat and live in the remains of the houses that can fall on them any time.

To build one home it costs $998, a home that can accommodate a family of 7 to 10 people. . A home is one of the most important things which contribute to the good living and security of a human being. Until this time I am writing this report, only $210 have been donated for this project.

As we continue to share the needs of Carama Survivors, I do hope and believe that donors will consider making donations to this project, so that we can help the survivors of Carama  rebuild their homes,  in their own  land.

Until this  project is fully funded, we will be sending you regular reports about our work. You'll know what your donation has helped fund, what accomplishments we have achieved and what our current needs are.

Thank you so much for your consideration to help JRMD   make a difference in Carama survivor  community.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder

#2: Picture of the remains of destroyed houses
#2: Picture of the remains of destroyed houses
#3: The remains of Carama
#3: The remains of Carama
#4: The remains of homes destroyed by rains
#4: The remains of homes destroyed by rains
Nov 18, 2014

COMPASSION IN ACTION

A widow caring woods for fire to cook
A widow caring woods for fire to cook

                                                                  COMPASSION IN ACTION!!!               

Compassion is not about words, Compassion is actions; it is about caring for those in need and suffering. Compassion is feeling with someone and not feeling for someone. When you feel with some one,   you identify yourself with that person. Because, when you feel with, it means that you also feel the pain as much as if it was on you. with Compassion you just don’t feel, you also get a strong desire to do something, something that would make the pain go or lessen the pain, and more often the desire is so strong that you end up trying as much as you would have tried for your own self. And you may even become restless when you can’t do much about it. It’s more saying sorry, you can’t get the satisfaction of just saying “sorry” or “I will pray for you”. The way I understand Compassion, it’s to be human. A human being feels pain and feels for others too. Compassion is selfless act, it makes you see others; you just don’t think that as long as you are fine then everything is good for every one.

Compassion is about action; it is about caring for one another; it is about understanding; it is about identifying yourself with those in need and suffering; it is about solidarity; it is about helping find the solutions for those who are waiting for a help and assistance.

So far, we have built 3 houses for 3 widow families of the 100 homes we plan to build for 100 widow families that we plan to build in Buganda.  97  widow families and orphans, still need shelters, where they can live in security and peace. Bricks made and houses that have been alerady built at the stage of roofing are being destroyed by rains. We continue to hope that donors and friends will enable us provide shelters to those widows.

The condition of living of those widows is becoming harder as those widows have to travel miles to look for wood for fire to cook food whenever they are able to get it. It takes more than 6 hours to find and get the woods!

Providing shelters to widows, orphans and needy families will help reduce the expansion of AIDS and the mortality, occasioned by the present conditions of living of thousands of widows and needy families in Burundi.

Until our project is fully funded, we will be sending you regular reports about our work. You'll know what your donation has helped fund, what accomplishments we have achieved and what our current needs are. Donation can be made through the following link: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/providing-shelters-to-100-widows-in-buganda/

Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder

 

 

 

#1: A house built at the stage of roofing
#1: A house built at the stage of roofing
#2: A house built at the stage of roofing
#2: A house built at the stage of roofing
#3: One of the 3 houses already built
#3: One of the 3 houses already built
 
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