Wilderness Safaris and its non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), have launched a new impact project in Rwanda, which will see each household in Bisate Lodge’s neighbouring Kinigi Sector – comprising some 23 000 residents – receive avocado saplings and large-scale agricultural support, to ensure that each family has fresh, nutritious avocados to supplement their diets.
This project, implemented on 10 and 11 August 2021, was funded by Wilderness Safaris’ Chairman’s Foundation, with the aim of providing all 4 974 households in the sector with three Hass avocado seeds or saplings – a total of 14 922 trees.
Innocent Twagirimana, Executive Secretary of Kinigi Sector, attended the handover of the avocado saplings, and profusely thanked Wilderness Safaris and CITW for their ongoing support to the communities surrounding Bisate Lodge. “From the bottom of our hearts, and on behalf of the entire sector and me personally, I would like to thank you very much for your assistance in everything. May you be blessed and protected”, he said.
“We are so grateful for the kind-hearted donations from our guests and the Chairman’s Foundation, which will undoubtedly have a lifelong impact on the people living in these communities”, said Ingrid Baas, Wilderness Safaris Rwanda Operations Manager. “We are particularly excited to roll out our new avocado farming initiative, and have many more impactful projects planned for the coming months”.