Aniela IRISHYURA is part of the Solace Ministries School Sponsorship program. She is 10years old and lives with her mother, Esperence BAYERA, and 5 siblings in Muhima which is a sector in Kigali, Rwanda. Aniela was born with a congenital heart defect but thankfully she does not require heart surgery and is able to live a normal and active life. She has regular cardiac follow ups. She is currently in her 5th year of Primary School and doing well in her studies. Her hobbies include singing and dancing. She aspires to be a Pharmacist when she grows up. Her mother is a single mum struggling to take care of 6 children and pay her bills. Her rent costs RWF45,000 ($50) per month and electricity RWF3,000 ($3) per month. She tried buying and selling charcoal but unfortunately this venture was not profitable. The Solace Ministries Income Generating Department is now working with her to explore other possible profitable ventures she will like to try out and assist her with funding.
Claudine (47year old) is currently in her new rented home in Kimisagara sector of Kigali. Claudine is a Genocide Survivor and was raped during the Genocide. She also sustained fractures to her left leg a while ago which has resulted in her using crutches. In December 2019, she fell on hard times due to her second hand clothing business not being profitable and she became homeless. She is a single mother of 3 children and her eldest child, Divine, is 16years old in her 1st year of Secondary School and sponsored by Solace Ministries. The children had to live separately with different friends and relatives of the family due to Claudine’s homelessness and this has had a negative impact on the performance of the children in school. Solace Ministries has been able to get her back on her feet by assisting her in finding a new home on the 2nd of February 2020 and paying her rent while the Income Generating Department assists her in setting up a new profitable venture. Her daughter, Divine, is now settled in boarding school in the Ruhango District of Rwanda and able to spend her holidays with her mother in her new home. The other children are also settled in school and hopefully their school performance will improve. To donate and support a child or family, go to http://www.justgiving.com/solaceministriesuk/donate You can also support Solace Ministries charity on PayPal Giving Fund partners’ platforms including PayPal, eBay, Facebook, GoFundMe, and Humble Bundle.