Wilderness Sabyinyo, which is owned by SACOLA (the Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association), joined the Wilderness Rwanda family in 2022. We are exceptionally proud of our collaboration with SACOLA, which has already completed 18 life-changing projects in the Volcanoes National Park area.
Important to note too, is that every guest who stays at Wilderness Sabyinyo contributes to these initiatives, simply by staying at the lodge.
Congratulations on your successes SACOLA, and here’s to many more community-driven projects!
Twenty-six houses, including furnishings and essential food supplies, were constructed and handed over to vulnerable residents and Rwandan genocide survivors in the community.
A mushroom-growing project was initiated to combat malnutrition.
Road maintenance was conducted.
Phase 1 of a new poultry project saw 1,000 chicks raised for distribution in the community.
Thirty cows were distributed to needy community members.
In Phase 2 of the poultry project, the Mayor of the Musanze District officiated at the handover to residents.
A buffalo wall was constructed to mitigate human-wildlife conflict at the national park boundary.
SACOLA supported a clean water project in Kamwumba Cell.
Three houses were constructed, and four houses were rehabilitated along the SACOLA Community Walk.
The bridge was rehabilitated in Kanyampereri village.
A trail to Volcanoes National Park was constructed.
Training workshops were held for the representatives of the villages in the Nyange and Kinigi sectors, in order to explain to them the importance of the performance contract.
SACOLA was awarded for its support of community development projects, including facilitating the legal marriage of 210 families in the Kinigi sector on 8 March 2023 – International Women’s Day.