Gatsibo: Rugarama Residents embrace saving culture
Residents of Rugarama sector in Gatsibo district have embraced the saving culture, responding to a call by the local authorities; banks and small financial institutions operating in the area.
This comes following the increase in the number of SACCOs and banks that operate in Gatsibo district.
Commenting on the importance of saving, Jeanne Nyiramatabaro of Rugarama sector reveals that saving has improved the social and economic standards of some residents.
Another resident, Pacifique Mukanoheri highlights that one doesn’t need to have lots of money to embrace saving culture.
“One can save even when they are low income earners,” she said.
Talking to www.twizigamire.com, the executive secretary of Rugarama sector Consollée Urujeni stressed the possibility of saving when one is willing.
“Sensitization is being made so that all residents understand the social and economic benefits of saving,” said Urujeni.
Apart from SACCO, other banks like Bank of Kigali and Equity have branches in Rugarama sector in Gatsibo district.
The government of Rwanda is sensitizing residents to adopt the culture of saving and pave the way towards self-reliance.