10,000 vulnerable families in Rwanda to get solar energy

The Rwanda Development Bank (BRD) has launched their #canachallenge which will see 10,000 families be provided with solar home systems.


The 10,000 families are in the first Ubudehe category (Ubudehe 1). Ubudehe 1 is the socio-economic class of the most vulnerable citizens in Rwanda.


The nationwide challenge, which was launched on December 21, has so far raised funds to light over 3,120 families during the festive period.


Liliane Igihozo Uwera, Special Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) coordinator at BRD said that the target was to support 2,500 families during the festive season.


The beneficiaries so far include individual commitments for 1,120 families and commitments for 2,000 families by companies.


Overall, more than 700 people and companies had participated in the challenge as of December 29.