RDIS in partnership with Rwanda Action has been implementing successfully the project of Environmental Conservation in Western Province of Rwanda (Rusizi and Nyamasheke Districts) for a long time. In the last year, from February to December 2022, RDIS organization prepared and maintained five tree nurseries which produced 150,000 seedlings for forestry, Agroforestry and fruit trees as per MoU signed by both RDIS and Rwanda Action. All the prepared seedlings were distributed to be grown by the rural poor farmers from Rusizi and Nyamasheke districts in the Western Province of Rwanda.
In Nyamasheke district, the tree nurseries are located in Kanjongo and Bushenge sectors, while in Rusizi district the tree nursery bed sites are located in Nzahaha, Nyakabuye and Bweyeye sectors.
The total area of land restored in 2022 including the land owned by poor farmers, i.e. public land (planted during community work / Umuganda) is around 93.74 hectares.
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Also in the year 2022, the Rural Development Inter-Diocesan Service (RDIS) has successfully implemented a project for building homes for vulnerable families in Rwanda in support of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
RDIS in close collaboration with the local leaders identified one family from Nyaruguru district and another from Rusizi district as beneficiaries and collaborated with local leaders, the Anglican Church - Cyangugu and Nyaruguru dioceses, and the community to construct their homes.
The inauguration of the home for home of a widow AYINSHAKIYE Anne Marie with 3 children -- in Rusizi district, GASHONGA sector, RUSAYO Cell, in CYIBOMBWE village, took place on 24/11/2022.
House of NSHUTIRAGUMA Eliazar and MUNGANYINKA Odette with her 4 children from Nyaruguru district, Mata Sector, Ramba cell, Cyafurwe village.
Since 2017, we at Rural Development Inter-diocesan Service (RDIS) have distributed 6,397 improved cook stoves to households in Rwanda during our first phase of our Carbon project, nicknamed CCER-1. These stoves use only 30% of the firewood compared to traditional stoves, which means families are saving on fuel costs. Plus, they cook food faster and more efficiently, making meal preparation more convenient for families.
Our stoves are not only efficient but affordable as well. We distribute them for free and only ask beneficiaries to make a small contribution for installation materials such as sand, stones and clay soil. This ensures that households of all income levels can access our stoves.