Twelve members of ASTRAMORWA cooperative (for motorcyclists) in Kirehe district were on May 15th 2013 given new motorcycles by the cooperative in partnership with Equity Bank.
Aloys Rwabarinda, president of ASTRAMORWA cooperative in Eastern Province explained that Equity bank gave the cooperative loan equivalent to 12 motorcycles.
The cooperative president said that Equity Bank allows them access to loans in order to promote social development of the members.
The mayor of Kirehe district, Protais Murayire asserts that though its young in existence, ASTRAMORWA cooperative is moving fast in assisting members achieve self-reliance.
The mayor asked the cooperative members to use motorcycles to transport people and adopt a saving culture if they want to socially develop.
ASTRAMORWA cooperative plans to give out 300 motorcycles to members in Kirehe district, says the president.
Rwabarinda points out that their vision is to switch from motorcycles to special taxes transportation in future.