Tigo Rwanda is changing the lives of its clients and their families through the ‘Imvura y’Amafaranga’ (Raining Money) promotion in which over Rwf 75 million has already been won.
The promotion has allowed the lucky winners to improve their lives, as Faustin Nkundayesu, Jean Pierre Usabuwera and Gilbert Habakurema testified on Thursday, winners of respectively Rwf 8m, Rwf 5 m and Rwf 8m.
In the 90-day Imvura y’Amafaranga promotion, launched on June 28, participants can win daily prizes from Rwf 100,000 to Rwf 8m; monthly prizes from Rwf 1m to Rwf 8m; and on the final day a jackpot of between Rwf 5m and Rwf 20m.
64 days into the campaign, 192 Tigo subscribers have won a combined Rwf 75m, and there are still more than 15 days to go until September 16.
One of the lucky winners, Faustin Nkundayesu, a 28-year-old from Kimironko, Gasabo District, said that he couldn’t believe that he had won.
“I received a call one evening from a woman who asked me my name. At first I refused to give it as I thought it was a scam, but when I did she told me that I had won Rwf 100,000 in Imvura y’Amafaranga and invited me to the TV1 studios to find out whether I would win the grand prize of Rwf 8m. I didn’t think I had a chance, so when I won Rwf 8m all I could do was kneel down and praise God. I have never even owned Rwf 200,000 so imagine having Rwf 8million,” Nkundayesu said.
Jean Pierre Usabuwera, a 34-year-old father of two from Kimisagara, Nyarugenge District, won Rwf 5m. He owns a bar and said he will use the money to improve his family’s future.
“With the winnings, I will invest in my bar business, renovate and expand my house and use the remainder of the money to invest in other small businesses. To those who don’t believe that they can win in Imvura y’Amafaranga, I urge them to try it. You never know what God has in store for you. You must try your luck. I really want to thank the management of Tigo Rwanda for putting together this promotion. This has changed people’s lives”, he said.
“Our customers are ambitious, happy people who have big dreams for themselves and their families,” remarked Chief Commercial Officer at Tigo Rwanda, Yaw Ankoma Agyapong said. “This promotion is an opportunity for us to give back to our customers and empower them to achieve their dreams and aspirations. As we grow, we want our customers to grow with us.”
“We are very pleased with the success of the ongoing promotion,” he added. “A lot of our customers have used their winnings to improve their families, reinvest in their businesses and follow their dreams. I encourage everyone to try their luck. This is the first of a lot of things we are doing to continue rewarding Rwandans.”
Tigo Rwanda subscribers can take part in the promo every day by sending an SMS to 155, calling 155 or dialing *155#. Each entry costs Rwf 100 with unlimited entries allowed per day. Each day there is a random draw to select 3 winners to win a guaranteed prize of Rwf 100,000.
The three daily winners are then invited to a live daily Show on TV One where they compete with each other by taking turns to spin a wheel. The person who obtains the highest number on the wheel then moves on to spin a second wheel, which has cash prizes ranging from Rwf 200,000 to Rwf 8m. This final winner wins the amount of money they land on after spinning the second wheel.
In addition to the daily prizes, every 30 days, there will be a Big Monthly Prize where among all participants of the previous month three customers will be selected in a random draw. The three winners will again have the opportunity to spin the wheels and one of them will play for a chance to win a cash prize between Rwf 1m and Rwf 8m.
On the last day of the promotion, a jackpot draw will be held with 3 randomly selected participants among all those who played in the promo from the beginning. They will have the opportunity to spin the wheels and one of them will even have a chance to win Rwf 5m to Rwf 20m.