The Gasabo based Vegetable Farmers’ Cooperative KOABIGA has started providing vegetables and dry maize to the community to help them cope with the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic where some people might have difficulties to access food as they have to comply with Lockdown guidelines set by the government in order to be able to stop the spread of the virus.
The Cooperative is providing vegetables while the government has also started providing food to low-income or vulnerable families during this Lockdown period which started on July 17, 2021 and will last for about 10 days where new strategies will be revised based on the rate of infections in the country especially in the areas in Lockdown.
The donated Vegetables and maize were valued at Rwf 216,500.
KOABIGA Cooperative President Mr. Ndagijimana Emmanuel said: “Today in KOABIGA Cooperative we have started distribution of vegetables to needy families in Lockdown. We have started from Murama Cell of Kinyinya Sector and will continue in other selected zones where the cooperative operates.”
According to the schedule, the distribution of vegetables will continue to other cells including Gasharu, Kagugu and Gacuriro respectively.
The KOABIGA Cooperative has more than 980 members and is often involved in development activities including community works and supporting low-income families to fight malnutrition.