AGACIRO FUND LAUNCHED : California strives to take the lead.

The Rwanda Diaspora in California this weekend launched its AGACIRO FUND in California’s capital City, Sacramento.

The evening event was preeceded by FORA’s (Friends of Rwanda Association) annual fund-raising drive attended by well over 500 people that raised $10,000 for its on-going projects in Rwanda.

Rwanda’s Ambassador to the U.S., H.E. James Kimonyo was the guest speaker, and his speech was met by a rousing ovation. He called the Rwandan Community and friends of Rwanda to rise up to the occassion and lead the U.S. Agaciro Fund drive, and indeed they did: in less than five hours, the Community raised $10,000 and pledged to raise $100,000 by year’s end.

Among the invited guests and contributors to the fund were Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe and Dr. Ernest Uwazie from California State University, as well as the President of Trans-Atlantic Environmental, Inc., Dr. Kwame Acquaah who has just returned from attending a conference in Rwanda.

AGACIRO fund is catching on like wildfire.


6 responses to “AGACIRO FUND LAUNCHED : California strives to take the lead.

  1. You do well on morale boosting . keep the fire burning

  2. Yehoyada Mbangukira

    Great piece.† We need a Media write-up introducing our newly formed California Rwandan Community organization, if it is posted in the SF Chronicle, Sacramento Bee and LA Times that would be wonderful. We will get a website for the organization and a Facebook page as well. What do you think? † Yehoyada Mbangukira†

    † “The limit of your present view is not the limit of your possibilities…” Guy Finley


  3. Just as was done during the struggle, this initiative should be commended and ongoing! It is only through self reliance and better management of our affairs that we can diffrentiate ourselves from others. Other than the Congo blame thats used against us, there is actual “donor fatigue” in the West and we should prepare for that as well.

  4. We applaud and support the efforts of Rwanda Diaspora in California. Thanks Shalita for keeping us informed.

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