Oct 14, 2021

Support single mothers with their kids

Dear partner,

We wanted to let you know that during this quarter the project continued to support single mothers and their children with nutritious food.  In the area we work, the pandemic has left single mothers struggling to feed their kids .The supported single mothers could not afford to provide food for their children. This reduces malnutrition cases among children and adults.

We have identified the single mothers affected by Covid 19,it is difficult for them to survive economically. Without a regular income, they struggle to survive.

 

With your support Aspire Rwanda will distribute bags of food and provide monthly assistance to needy families and is looking for individuals or organizations passionate about helping these families.

To support us and learn more about this program please visit our fundraising page “Help 100 families impacted by COVID 19”. We encourage you to donate monthly here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

Thank you and Blessings unto you

Sep 27, 2021

Path to success

Dear Project donors,

We are so thankful for your generous support of young women.

Meet Emerite

Emerite is 22 years old, she is married and has two children. She lives in Gisozi Village, near Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. She is a 2021 graduate of the ASPIRE Rwanda program. She has a small shop in a marketplace. She makes a monthly profit of $35 dollars, which may not seem like much.

How has the project affected your confidence level?

“I am now confident that any person can start a business and it does not matter that they are a woman or a man. We all have the ability to do it with the right support. I am not afraid to share this positive message with other women.”

What was your favorite course?

“I enjoyed all courses taught at Aspire Rwanda but the cookery and business skills training were my favorite ones. I joined this program with the goal to gain knowledge to start a business and provide for my family. I was very motivated and followed lessons carefully. I felt like the business training and cookery lessons could help me to start my own business that is why I liked them a lot.”

How has your business evolved?

“I started by selling fruits and vegetables to local customers who knew me in my village. With time, I started to increase the number of customers by travelling with my products through cells streets. I only used 10,000 RWF [$12 USD] as starting capital which has increased in March 2021 when Aspire Rwanda gave me a startup capital of 50,000 RWF [$60 USD]. I got a place in the free market. I recently received a loan but unfortunately thieves stole my merchandise and it took me a while to get back on my feet. However, I am hard working and I have started to make a profit of 30,000Rwf  [$35 USD] from my monthly sale which will enable me to pay back the loan.”

How has your relationship with husband changed?

“Before Aspire, our relationship was complicated. I did not work and depended on my husband for everything.  I saw myself as a beggar in my house and he also did not respect me much. Now that I contribute to the family’s income and I am independent financially, a lot has changed. I feel empowered and he also respects me.”

Impact on children

“I am able to give three meals a day to my children including a nutritious porridge in the morning. With my husband, we can now afford to pay the children’s school fees easily. We can also afford mutuelle de sante [health insurance] for them easily.”

Any last words

“I am glad to express my thanks and gratitude to ASPIRE Rwanda and other supporters, which allowed me to move from zero to the current stage where I am and that I am proud of.  The continuous support from Aspire staff is also appreciated and I hope that a big number of women will also benefit from the program like me.”

We welcome your continued support in making a difference in the lives of more vocational girls. We encourage you to donate monthly here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at aspirerwanda@gmail.com or rshyaka@aspirerwanda.org

With great appreciation,

Aug 28, 2021

Walking to New life chapter for Beneficiary

Dear partner,

Thank you very much for your continued support towards this project.

Carine said that she gained skills in Mechanical and that she plans to put these skills to good use. 

“I had no skills in General mechanical before, however, I previously tried to learn from friends at home. When I got the chance to be supported by Aspire Rwanda, my skills drastically improved because it took us a whole year to learn,” she said.

She said that she can now do mechanics for different people, and some issues that a client requests.

“I will be able to generate income for my future wellbeing from the skills I have gained. I am ready to be self-employed and also provide jobs for others. I have to be a role model for the youth, and show them that General Mechanical is a business that can curb unemployment among the youth,” she said.

Devi, another trainee, said he joined the training centre because he had completed o level secondary school and could not afford to go for further studies.

“Many graduates from secondary school fail to get jobs but TVET training centres offer opportunities for girls and boys to acquire technical skills that boost employment chances, especially job creation,” he said.

Eric said that the academy has modern gear that arms students with the skills required for today’s labour market.

“We hope that with these training materials, graduates will perform well on the labour market. Some companies request for our students to do internship with them or work as full-time employees,” He said.

We wish to touch additional young women and men but the resources are limited. We will like to appeal for more support to ensure a prosperous future for the young women.  We welcome your continued support in making a difference in the lives of more vocational youth. We encourage you to donate monthly here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

Thank you 

 
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