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L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda
HIV/AIDS Project Sets Off
by Grace Mugabe
RWANDA 051109-1
November 9, 2005

[L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda - Rwanda] The Episcopal Church of Rwanda’s Diocese of Kigali has strengthened a Voluntary Center for Testing HIV/Aids to help its flock. A well-equipped VCT facility was recently built at Maranyondo village in Bugesera region.

The project has given hope to many Rwandans infected or affected by the HIV/Aids pandemic. HIV/Aids prevalence is high in Bugesera region because a large number of women were raped during the 1994 Genocide. This prompted the Church to put in place a Voluntary Center for Testing and counselling people who live with HIV/Aids in the area.

The project has helped more than 800 people in the region by sensitizing and providing them with basic needs, as well as giving them counselling and guidance for the good of their lives.