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Umuganda: Communities and 'Super Stars' Join Together for a Common Purpose

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday January 31st, 2015, solidarity and kinship were hard at work as Rwandans joined forces for a day of "Umuganda" or "coming together in common purpose to achieve an outcome." On the last Saturday of every month, Rwandans work together on community projects. On this particular Umuganda, almost 600 people worked together to build shelter for Rwandans in the Gahengeri Sector of the Rwamagana District Eastern Province. They were building it for Rwandans who fled from Tanzania, and they were joined by about 35 actors, writers, and staff members of a popular radio drama,

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