On our last night in Kigali, Richard Nyirinkwaya read us this poem he had written in our honor. I dedicate it to all of you and thank you for caring about others.
Do You Remember?
Do you remember the days Rwanda was destructed because of Genocide?
Do you remember the days Rwanda was a hopeless country?
Do you remember the days Rwandan people were traumatized?
Do you remember the days Rwanda orphans were dying of hunger?
The days Rwandan children were frustrated, traumatized, and hopeless because of poverty;
The days Rwandan children lived with no food, no water, no medical care and no school fees;
Do you remember the days Rwandan widows were always thinking of how they will survive with a huge number of orphans from their relatives and friends?
Oh God… People of God… People blessed to live in the developed countries… People of mercy…Do you remember?
Do you? … Do you remember the days widows living with HIV/AIDS were rejected by the society?
Do you remember those days children were dying of malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea, and other diseases due to poverty?
Do you remember the days the poverty was like a curse to widows of genocide and those of HIV/AIDS, to teenagers living alone in the villages where nobody was caring for them? To be a child in those days was a curse!
But nowadays, the poverty is alleviated because of Vision Finance Company, because of your giving?
Nowadays widows use the loan from Vision Finance Company and make small business!
Nowadays there is a hope to live for those poor people, a hope to send their children to school, a hope to get medical care, and a hope to feed their children and themselves!
Nowadays, there is a hope for those poor people living with HIV/AIDS to run their own business from Vision Finance Company and live with no shame!
This is your fruit, people of God, continue in that way
This is your vision, People of God, to go down there in the villages, find those poor people rejected by Society and raise them by giving them loans with low interest than other micro finance you can find in Rwanda!
This is what you expect to be done and this is what is done in Vision Finance Company. This is our Key Mission. Rise up the fund and you will be satisfied of your wonderful vision.
Rwandan poor people, Rwandan people living with HIV/AIDS, Rwandan widows, Rwandan orphans are always singing VIVA Vision Finance Company s.a
And we as staff of Vision Finance Company s.a we are always sings VIVA LuAnn Yocky, VIVA Vicky, VIVA Tim, VIVA Jeff, VIVA Oregon investors and be blessed forever and ever!
GOD BLESSES YOU!
June 24, 2005
NYIRINKWAYA Richard Braddock
HR and Administration Officer
Vision Finance Company s.a