02nd August 2021
Following the announcement of its partnership with the Rwanda Inspiration Backup Organization and Miss Rwanda 2021 – Ingabire Grace, Africa Improved Foods (AIF) launched a project to support Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Collaboration with the aforementioned organization.
Community Health Workers are volunteers whose efforts in sensitizing communities on topics such as childbirth, nutrition, breastfeeding and many more have been vital to reducing issues such as stunting, giving birth at home…
As a way of recognizing and supporting their efforts, AIF developed a project that would empower them through income generating activities. With that in mind, AIF in partnership with Rwanda Inspiration Backup donated 6 Pigs to 3 cooperatives of CHWs in Rwamagana district with a solid distribution plan that will ensure all 1,900 Community Health Workers grouped in 15 cooperatives in the area benefit from this project. Drugs, food and follow-up shall be given to ensure a successful project.
Why pigs? Simple. Pig farming in Rwanda has been growing progressively with the number of pigs increasing by 76% in the last five years to over 1.7 million, according to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI).
‘Community Health Workers are selfless; their work often goes unrecognized yet the result of what they’ve been doing is undeniable. This initiative is a way for us to recognize and support them but also ensure that they grow from this experience’ – stated AIF Head, Key Accounts Management & Corporate Communications – Aretha Mutumwinka.
As the Community Health Workers were given the pigs, they expressed their gratitude for the project and vowed to follow the distribution plan to ensure that other cooperatives can also benefit from the project.
‘Embarking on community-centric projects that can impact others is what I signed up for when I was crowned Miss Rwanda 2021. I thank Africa Improved Foods for making this possible and making me a part of this initiative. I look forward to working with them on more projects.’ – said Miss Rwanda 2021 – Ingabire Grace
About Africa Improved Foods
Africa Improved Foods (AIF) Rwanda is a joint-venture between the Government of Rwanda and a consortium of Royal DSM, Dutch development bank (FMO), DFID Impact Acceleration Facility managed by CDC Group plc and International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. It is the leading manufacturer of high quality and nutritious complementary foods in Africa. To learn more, visit http://www.africaimprovedfoods.com
AIF Head, Key Accounts Management & Corporate Communications