Our dear guests Glynis and Leo visited Wilderness Sabyinyo in August and greatly enjoyed visiting Sabyinyo village. They decided to help 18 families (a total of 85 people) with the community-based insurance Mutuelle.
In Rwanda, ‘Mutuelle’ refers to Mutuelle de Santé, a community-based health insurance. It is a medical scheme especially developed to cover medical costs for poor families and vulnerable groups. The financial assistance was organised through our Sabyinyo Community Committee, and in early September the 18 families received their medical insurance for the coming year.
Together with local leadership representatives, Leonard Harerimana our SACOLA and Sabyinyo Community Officer, distributed the Mutuelle sponsorship. The families asked to please deeply thank Wilderness and the guests for supporting vulnerable families in the community surrounding the National parks.
They said “We deeply appreciate the guests’ and lodge’s love to us. We get emotional to think about that but we are really grateful. We are praying for all of you and your work to be blessed, and thank you for your generosity”.
These 85 people have been added to the 2,738 from 41 villages in this area who received the Mutuelle support from Wilderness in July this year.