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.
Kirehe District officials visited the Mahama II Health Centre to assess the progress made in addressing what the Ministry of Health recommended Save the Children so that the Mahama II Health facility can be medicalized. The delegation appreciated the progress made after visiting the maternity ward and the operation theatre. SCI upgraded Mahama II Health Centre to provide more obstetric emergency services, including cesarean sections and blood transfusions. It’s expected the Medicalized Health Centre to start offering surgical services on November 1, 2022.