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SABYINYO COMMUNITY LIVELIHOOD ASSOCIATION (SACOLA), is a non-profit-making association governed by the law n° 2°/2000 of July 26, 2000 relating to the non-profit-making associations. It was created in 2004 by the population of the former ex-Kinigi District (actually Kinigi sector) surrounding the National park of Volcanoes with the assistance of the Rwanda Office of Tourism and National Parks ORTPN, the International Gorillas Conservation Program IGCP, the government authorities of surrounding sectors and Kinigi District. The association started with 34 founder members representing the rest of the population of sectors surrounding Volcanoes National park.

SACOLA Association was created within a framework of conservation of volcanoes National Park in order to help the surrounding population to initiate development activities for improving their livelihood while at the same time limiting the threats to conserving volcanoes National Park in general and maintain gorillas in particular.

Mission

To conserve the natural resources, for the improved livelihood of the Virunga zone (Akarere k’ibirunga) community, community tourism, infrastructure development and sustainable conservation.

Our vision

Improve community living standards and sustainable natural resources management within the Virunga zone and help transform livelihoods from a poor class to a progressive sustainable income earning community. 

Community Benefits and Products Accruing from SACOLA

There are a lot of reasons to rely on SACOLA

1-Higher end Eco-lodge (Sabyinyo Silverback lodge) that has at least 16 beds to accommodate tourists.

2- The Sacola community walk and cultural centre; an initiative which offers a wide range of things for sustainable development of tourism, including ecology, heritage, culture and ways of life of the community members in Kinigi, and Nyange sectors.

3- Increase community tourism and infrastructure in the sectors of Nyange and Kinigi.

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