Have I shared this story with you? It seems fitting for me to share with you the story of Nala and her six children on the day of Giving Tuesday. A day dedicated to our commitment to Put People First.
When Albert, Karina, and I visited the village of Rugarika in August, we toured several homes constructed by GIFTS Rwanda and had the chance to meet the people now sheltered due to your generosity. After a long day of walking many miles, we reached the final home. On our hike back to the road, we encountered a family of six living in heartbreaking conditions. Witnessing their situation deeply moved Albert and me, making it the most emotional moment of our entire trip. A young boy was napping on the ground while the other children greeted us. We quickly provided them with shoes, clothing off our backs, and a small amount of money for food.
While we may not solve every problem, we can build a home for this family. As part of our TRIPLE match Giving Tuesday 2023 campaign, we are working to raise funds to construct a home for the family above, as well as to complete the half-constructed home for the three-generation family below.
By contributing to GIFTS Rwanda now, you have the opportunity to magnify the impact of your donation 300% through our TRIPLE match Giving Tuesday 2023 campaign.
I invite you to join us in changing the lives of families in Rugarika—individuals just like the beautiful grandmother below. She lost her entire family, along with her home and all her belongings, in the Genocide. You helped build her a home, provided animals for food and as a means of making a small income, and gave her a second chance at life. Her gratitude and joy in finally meeting the people behind GIFTS Rwanda are sentiments I carry with me every day.
By joining forces, you can triple the impact and provide the shelter these people deserve to make their lives better.
THANK YOU for helping us get closer to our goal and spreading the word by sharing this blog. This work truly wouldn't be possible without you!
P.S. Will you help us spread the word? Share this blog with your friends, family, and colleagues to let them know what GIFTS Rwanda is up to and what an enormous impact they have the opportunity to be a part of, too! Thank you so much!