Diaspora joins campaign to light up homes for vulnerable families

The campaign to scale up solar home systems to Rwandan needy families is set to get a boost following the commitment to the cause by members of Rwandan Communities Abroad, according to Rwanda Development Bank (BRD).

The campaign is targeting citizens in the first Ubudehe 1 category meaning the most vulnerable among others in their communities.

The campaign dubbed #canachallenge was launched last year in December by BRD to provide solar home systems to 10,000 families in remote areas.

Liliane Igihozo Uwera, Special Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) Coordinator at BRD told The New Times that so far, they have mobilized Rwf156.3 million to light up over 10, 422 homes.