On Friday July 24, 2020, twenty-five families in Kimironko Sector have received their health insurance payment proofs after Inclusive Child Protection Organization (ICP), a non-governmental organization currently operating in Kimironko sector of Gasabo District paid for their Health Insurance fees for the year 2020/2021.
Families who have benefited from ICP’s support are those under Category II of Ubudehe.
Habineza Justin, the assistant legal representative of ICP, said that the support to these families is linked to their main mission of supporting vulnerable children and that is the reason why they decided not only to pay health insurance for children but also their whole families.
He said: “Our organization aims to help vulnerable children, orphans and children with disabilities. So, we cannot help only children while they have families where they belong and we decided to pay health insurance whole families”
Habineza also added that: “We paid for their health insurance for the year 2020-2021 and we are planning to help these children to go back to school where we will pay their school fees and materials.”
“We will also help their families to start small businesses through associations which will enable them to do the same to their children as part of our action plan.” Habineza noted
On behalf of beneficiaries, they expressed their appreciation to ICP as this support came to solve different problems, they were facing including the challenge of not getting health services due to the fact that they haven’t yet paid the insurance.
A beneficiary from Kimironko sector in Nyagatovu cell, narrates: “the support is timely since I have pain in my right hand and I failed to get treatment due to lack of means, but after receiving the Health Insurance I have to go even for checkup and if possible I will pass in the scanner so that they will know the problem within my hand.”
All the 25 families are from three cells of Kimironko sector including Kibagabaga, Nyagatovu and Bibare.
Speaking at the event Umuhoza Rwabukumba, the executive secretary of Kimironko sector expressed gratitude to ICP for this support as many of these beneficiaries were totally unable to pay for the insurance.
“We are delighted to have this support because it comes to help our citizen to get access to health services. We have many families which are in the second category of Ubudehe and they are not able to pay for their insurance. Most of them were waiting for our support that’s why we are appreciating ICP for this support.” Said Rwabukumba.
ICP has spent more than Rwf 1 million in helping these families to get their health insurance and a total of 100 persons are set to benefit from support.
ICP is the newly registered NGO operating in Rwanda with the main focus on Inclusive Children Protection as highlighted in its name324