CIBITOKE May 26th (ABP) – The First Lady of Burundi and Chairperson of the Bonne Action “Umugiraneza” Foundation and MERCK Foundation in Burundi, Mrs. Angéline Ndayishimiye, paid a working visit on Tuesday May 25 to Rugombo in Cibitoke province (Northwest of Burundi).
The purpose of the visit was twofold: it was first to provide assistance to the child Daniel Nzoyikorera, born as a Siamese child and who underwent surgery with the help of the First Lady of Burundi who currently chairs the MERCK Foundation in Burundi. She then gave assistance in loincloths and several food products to 50 women living from the small cross-border trade, today affected by the closure of the borders following the Covid-19.
In her speech, Mrs. Angéline Ndayishimiye said that as Chairperson of those sister foundations, she was guided by the spirit of love, mutual aid, solidarity and community sharing. She called on the beneficiaries of her support for work in associations or cooperatives to do other activities while waiting for the opening of borders, because unity is strength.
Speaking of the donation to the child by the name of Daniel Nzoyikorera, the First Lady entrusted it to the governor of Cibitoke province, who must give it to the owner, a check by ABP revealed.
On their part, the beneficiaries expressed their feeling of satisfaction following that gesture of fraternity made by the First Lady towards them, after months of stoppage of commercial activities due to the coronavirus pandemic.