COVID in Kigali

Lockdown and the need for food

Kigali is in lockdown – again – to help curb the spread of COVID-19 which is on the rise. The city had just undergone two weeks of lockdown, which has now been extended for at least another week.

During a lockdown, vulnerable people can’t go out to work. Many YEGO recipients, mainly single women, rely on casual daily labour to earn enough to feed themselves and their children.

How this affects YEGO

YEGO has discovered that some of its beneficiaries have tested positive for the virus. Some have recovered and some are still sick. Some have called for help.

The police and local government must give permission for people to move about the city. YEGO staff have thankfully received this permission and are undertaking to get food supplies to those who need it.

How you can help

A little goes a long way in Rwanda and right now, your donation goes directly to buying and distributing food to the people who need it. Your donation makes a big difference.

Donate online

Visit Click on the “Donate Now” button and select YEGO Rwanda under “Fund.”

Send a cheque

Canadian donors: Payable to St. Andrew’s United Church for YEGO Rwanda, 9915-148 St., Edmonton, AB T5N 3G1. Please ensure your contact information is included with your gift so we can thank you and send you a tax receipt.

International and US donors: Payable to YEGO Rwanda, P.O. Box 5536, Kigali, Rwanda

About YEGO Rwanda

YEGO is a Kinyarwanda word meaning YES. YEGO or YES to building a truly loving and hopeful generation in Rwanda. The YEGO Foundation says "YES" to helping support and empower Rwandan orphans to: Heal from trauma Obtain education and develop skills Grow physically and spiritually Unite and reconcile with other Tutsi and Hutu orphans Instil hope for the future
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