Alex's Start-up in Rwanda

by Eleanor Wilson in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

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On 4th August 2020 we successfully raised £580 with 26 supporters in 28 days

Five years ago, Alex joined International Citizenship Programme, in partnership with Tearfund. Alex, at 18, was one of the youngest of the s...

by Eleanor Wilson in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

Five years ago, Alex joined International Citizenship Programme, in partnership with Tearfund. Alex, at 18, was one of the youngest of the six team members who volunteered in Muhanga, Rwanda, working on health, education and agricultural development programmes. In the past 5 years, Alex has been developing his interest and passion for developing buisiness and agriculture to meet the need of food produce in the country and he is now dreaming of his own start up business, growing French Beans. 

Alex and his partner hope that the project will help youth to get jobs in a post covid era, while trying to expand the agricultural sector, and help promote recovery after Covid-19 and serve the problem of lack of local food being produced. 

ICS and tearfund always encouraged us (Christy, Lily and Ellie) that the aim of ICS is to build a long term international partnership with our team members in Rwanda and their communities and future ventures. I'm seeing this as a continuation of that partnership - supporting his start up and a small business that is supporting the local economy and creating jobs in a difficult time. So I will be cycling 100miles on July 18th to raise some funds for Alex.

5 years ago, our friends, families and churches helped us to establish this partnership by investing in us by financially supporting us, keeping us in prayer and by watching our little videos, so this is why I want to invite you beautiful people into this partnership again. 

It will cost just over 900,000 RWF or £700 to pay the labour costs for their first hectare. I feel it would be a good starting goal to aim towards half of this cost. Please contact me if you have any questions - elli.rodd2012@gmail.com

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