Kabari: Saving culture boosts local economy in Rubavu District
Parents in Kabari village, Kanzenze sector in Rubavu district have testified saving Rwf50 every day during parents evening (akagoroba k’ababyeyi) has resulted in Rwf489,900 a year.
The idea of putting together little money they can all afford in order to help each other was started by parents and has grown to a bigger step.
Some members in the ‘evening of parents’ reveal that after saving money for one year, they lend it to some members to start business and pay it back with 5 percent interest.
They testify to have contributed Rwf50 each for a year, Rwf489, 900 piled up their treasury and has enabled them to buy scholastics for their children and home use materials.
Augustin Murenzi, executive secretary of Kanzenze sector asserts that government programs aid residents’ development when implemented.
“For a village to collect over Rwf400, 000 by saving Rwf50 each every day, it’s a symbol that residents embrace government development programs” says one of the parents.
Apart from saving money, evening for the parents has helped in resolving different issues.
Parents started implementing parents evening program on April 2nd 2012 in Kabari sector and some of them confess it has become of great importance concerning resolving society problems.