SACOLA Donates Passion Fruit Saplings to Students at Six Primary Schools

This month, SACOLA (the Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association), in its ongoing commitment to fight malnutrition and promote sustainable practices in the area around Volcanoes National Park, undertook a significant initiative – to donate passion fruit plants to communities in the Kinigi and Nyange sectors.

An impressive 8,000 passion fruit plants were donated to 3,750 students at six primary schools. Each student received two plants to take home to provide fruit for their families. The teachers received 500 plants for propagation at the schools.

These passion fruit plants will help the families to have access to fresh fruit; furthermore, when successfully grown, selling the fruit will also provide additional income. The students and teachers received training from SACOLA on how to take care of the saplings. Hopefully soon the little plants will grow much bigger and they will produce successful harvests!

SACOLA’s passion fruit plant donation represents yet another step towards combating malnutrition and empowering communities in the Kinigi and Nyange sectors.

As a pioneer in mountain gorilla conservation tourism, Sabyinyo is Rwanda’s first-ever community-owned lodge – operated by Wilderness, but owned by the SACOLA community trust in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation and the International Gorilla Conservation Programme. Each guest staying at Sabyinyo contributes to the SACOLA community initiatives.

Thank you SACOLA for this amazing support for so many households!

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