Rubaya Implementation Trip | Humans of Rubaya

Our travelling team got to work and interact with a lot of cool Rubayans; they interviewed a few of them for us to get to know better. This post will highlight two people in particular, Dusttimimana Aimable and Orienne Nikuze.



The storage facility would never have been built if not for the hardworking community members. Get to know one of them here:



 What is your name and how old are you?

My name is Dusttimimana Aimable and I am 20 years old.

What do you do? Why are you working here?

I am a high school student studying history, geography and economics. I am working here to make money so that I can buy books and pens for school.

Are you a Goodneighbors member?What do you think the community needs?

Yes. 1. Make flour from maize, 2. Education (expensive fees), 3. Electricity

What would you like to do when you grow up?

I would like to be a business man and have a business like G.N.

Anything you wish to say to EWB and its members?

I thank May and Ethan for their work here and EWB for the project.


In addition to workers on the job site, the new construction also attracts many curious young visitors from the community every day. Here we introduce one of them:



What is your name and how old are you?

My name is Orienne Nikuze and I am 9 years old.

Who is the little one on your back?

The baby on my back is my one-and-a-half-year-old little sister Sifa Orienne. We also have an elder brother who is twelve years older than Sifa.

Do you go to school?

Yes, I go to primary school in the evening (in Rubaya primary school has a morning shift and an afternoon shift to accommodate all students). My favorite class is Kinyarwandan studies, which is the official language of Rwanda (and is spoken by 12 million people!)

What do your parents do?

My parents work as farmers.

And what is your favorite food?

My favorite food is sweet potato.

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