Embrace Rwanda International Society invited the North Shore community to a real egg brunch at North Lonsdale United Church on April 14, marking their solidarity and commitment to work alongside the Rwandan people in Rwanda.
The event demonstrated their desire to continue restoring hope to the nation in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide.
In April this year Rwanda remembered with “Kwibuka” (to remember ) to mark 25 years of walking forward to rebuild their country together.
Establishing a chicken farm on the outskirts of the Rwandan capital of Kigali is one of Embrace Rwanda’s community projects. It’s operated by Rwandans, for Rwandans to run their own local business, and reach out with nourishment to their fellow Rwandans - some still living in poorer rural areas.
This business helps to fund programs for mums, babies and children living in poverty, a key component of this North Shore charity.
The current pressing need at the ERIS chicken farm is for an incubator, where chicks can comfortably and happily hatch and be sold to generate more funds for the local programs.
A total of $6,500 was raised towards the incubator at the Rwanda real egg brunch. Rwandan Easter baskets were also available.
The fundraising goal is $12,000 and there is still an opportunity to donate via the website embracerwanda.org.