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Photo: Self-Help Funds Well Used in Rwanda




Gicumbi District, Rwanda
Oct. 5, 2006

The Self-Help team and a caravan of Kigali U.S. Embassy staff headed to Gicumbi District in Rwanda with 12 journalists to visit 4 projects among 17 selected for funding nationwide. This was the first chance to see how local associations were using their first batch of funds.

BelowDCM Michael Thurston, on far left, listening to songs of thanks from Girimpuhwe Association who received Self-Help Funds to purchase pigs.
BottomAmy Nicodemus, Matthew Golbus, Victoria Golbus and Michael Thurston discussing projects visited.
[State Dept. photos by Jack Sibal and Matthew Golbus]


DCM Michael Thurston, on far left, listening to songs of thanks from Girimpuhwe Association who received Self Help Funds to purchase pigs, Gicumbi District, Rwanda. State Dept photo.

Amy Nicodemus, Matthew Golbus, Victoria Golbus and Michael Thurston discussing projects visited, Rwanda, Oct. 5, 2006. State Dept photo

Read more in the March 2007 issue of State magazine.


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