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.
Below: DCM Michael Thurston, on far left, listening to songs of thanks from Girimpuhwe Association who received Self-Help Funds to purchase pigs.
Bottom: Amy Nicodemus, Matthew Golbus, Victoria Golbus and Michael Thurston discussing projects visited.
[State Dept. photos by Jack Sibal and Matthew Golbus]
Read more in the March 2007 issue of State magazine.