Olpah, 28 years old, is a mother and an entrepreneur selling vegetables, tomatoes, and fruits in Mahama Camp. Last year, when Olpah was in the Kigeme refugee camp, she was supported by Inkomoko with the capital to start her small business. Olpah was transferred to Mahama Camp and continues her business but often had challenges with running her business whilst taking care of her two- year-old child.
Kevin, is a 1-year old boy with a digestive disorder since he was 3 months affecting his growth and ability to gain weight. His mother was not able to breastfeed and had limited knowledge on child nutrition, further putting Kevin at risk of malnutrition.
Zamire arrived in one of the refugee camps in eastern Burundi in 2016 with her aunt, leaving her biological family in the Democratic Republic of Congo where she was living with both her parents, three brothers and one younger sister.
Fearing for the lives of his children, a father of eight sent his family to Rwanda alone with a promise of joining them later. Ishimwe, 13, settled in Kigali with his siblings who range from age 9 to 26. Although safe, threats to the young family’s survival persisted.
Rebecca 16 years old, lives in Mahama camp with her parents and 4 siblings. She has physical disability (amputated right arm) caused by accident. Arriving in Mahama refugee camp, Rebecca could not freely participate in education, recreational and learning activities due to her disability and the stigma that comes with it.
Save the Children, in collaboration with Net Hope, connected 10 sites to the Internet across Mahama camp in 2021. An average of 2036 people connect to the network each month. The most visited site is Save the Children’s online library, which hosts an average of 353 visits each day.
Medicalization: Save the Children has completed the construction works for the medicalization of Mahama II Health Centre serving both refugees in Mahama and the host communities. It is now awaiting for the certification by the Ministry of Health to fully start its operations.