FVA Volunteer appreciated Rwandan values by working with the community
The outgoing FVA volunteer Angela Maria Tovar has announced her appreciation to the period she spent in Rwanda working with Musanze cooperatives in farming and other cooperatives activities.
Angela is a Columbian by nationality and come to Rwanda to volunteer with FVA in outreach program linking volunteers to the community.
“I enjoyed my placement and the environment in which I was working in. My wish is to stay long but due my duties at my home country and the expiry of volunteer time I have to return.” Angela said
Angela volunteered with FVA for a period of two weeks and during her stay in the country she participated in different activities of Musanze cooperatives. Some of activities, she helped in was participation in farming activities, production of maize flour in cooperatives owned milling plant, learning Voluntary Saving and Lending (VSL) activities and trained women farmers on importance of solidarity and trust when people are working together.
Among 50 cooperatives in Musanze under FVA coordination, Angela has mainly worked with three of them which are namely HUGUKIRWA, TWITE KU BANA BACU and AMIZERO cooperatives.
Since 2009 FVA started volunteer program which brings international volunteers with different background to empower Rwandan community. Volunteers are placed in four main sub-programs mainly outreach, children, medical, and literacy.