What is Umuganda?

Umuganda occurs in the morning of the last Saturday of each month. This is a time for each village to gather (one representative from each family) to work on a project (repairing part of a road, repairing a home for a family in need, landscaping in public areas, etc.) as well as having a meeting to discuss things about living together well as neighbors in the village and resolving some minor disputes. During the time that Umuganda is happening, people are not to be traveling on the roads and businesses are closed. We expect our families to participate in Umuganda each month.