YWCA distributes phones and solar lamps to the USAID Twiyubake program beneficiaries

Since October 16, 2015 YWCA Rwanda has been implementing the Improved Services for Vulnerable Populations (ISVP) project in Rwanda locally known as USAID-TWIYUBAKE Program in partnership with Global Communities in Kayonza District. The goal of the program is to identify and assist 4350 vulnerable households per year (children, youth & adults) by reducing economic vulnerability and empowering parents to make investments to meet the unique needs of young children and adolescents. The program also aims at increasing capacity, improving care practices and increasing access to services. The key components of the program are economic strengthening, food security, WASH, SRHR among others.

It is against this background that YWCA Rwanda distributed mobile phones to 452 of the most vulnerable beneficiaries through which they will be able to receive conditional household grants. The grants will enable to save, to pay for health insurance as well as paying school fees for their children. Furthermore, the phones will support their businesses by easing communication and inquiring about market prices regularly. 837 beneficiaries with school going children were also given solar lamps to enable the children to revise easily during the night. This brought joy and hope among the beneficiaries who were grateful to YWCA for changing and supporting their lives.