Three Tigo Rwanda customers have won Frw 21 million in total playing the Imvura y’Amafaranga promotion. The trio; Patient Niyibizi, Jean Pierre Usabuwera and Faustin Nkundayesu have won Frw 8 million, Frw 5 million and Frw 8 million respectively. Niyibizi and Nkundayesu join Primary school teacher Delphine Nyirangirimana Irangaza in becoming the only winners of the Frw 8 million grand prize so far.
|Usabuwera Jean Pierre|
Tigo Rwanda launched the 90-day Imvura y’Amafaranga (Raining Money) promotion on 28 June. Participants stand a chance win daily prizes from Rwf 100,000 to Rwf 8 million; monthly prizes from Rwf 1 million to Rwf 8 million; and on the final day a jackpot between Rwf 5 million and Rwf 20 million.
So far, cash prizes worth over Rwf 65 million have been won by 165 lucky winners.
Recounting his story, Faustin Nkundayesu, a 28-year-old Kimironko, Gasabo District resident, said that he couldn’t believe that he had won.
“I received a call from a lady at 7:30 pm who then asked me my name. At first I refused to tell her thinking that she was trying to scam me. I later relented and told me my name. She then asked if I had played Imvura y’Amafaranga and I replied ‘yes’. She told me that I had won Frw 100,000 and then invited me to the TV1 studios to find out whether I would win the grand prize of Frw 8 million. To be honest I didn’t think I would win the money. So when I won Frw 8 million all I could do was kneel down and praise God. I have never even owned Frw 200,000 so imagine having Frw 8million”, the married man said excitedly.
Jean Pierre Usabuwera, 34 years old and married with two children lives in Kimisagara, Nyarugenge District. He owns a bar and the Frw 5 million that he won in Imvura y’Amafaranga will improve his family’s future.
“With the winnings, I shall reinvest 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 money in the Imvura y’Amafaranga promotion, I urge them to try. You never know what God has in store for you. You must try your luck”, he says.
Revealing his plans for his Frw 8 million winnings, Faustin said;
“Today I live in a rental house. So the first thing that I shall do is buy a house for my wife and I so that we don’t have to worry about rent any more. I shall give Frw 50,000 to my church and then will get ten poor and vulnerable Rwandans and pay their Mutuelles de Sante (health insurance) for a year”
“I am so thankful to Tigo for putting together the Imvura y’Amafaranga promotion. It has changed my life and the life of my family forever”.
“Our customers are ambitious, happy people who have big dreams for themselves and their families,” said Yaw Ankoma Agyapong, Chief Commercial Officer at Tigo Rwanda. “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.”
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 8 million.
In addition to the daily prizes, every month 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 between Rwf 1 million and Rwf 8 million.
On the last day of the promotion, a jackpot draw will be held with 3 randomly selected participants among all who played in the promo. They will play against each other to win Rwf 5 million to Rwf 20 Million.
About Tigo Rwanda
Currently, Tigo Rwanda has over three million customers and has invested over US $310 million from 2009 to date. Tigo Rwanda provides 4G LTE on mobile for both prepaid and post-paid customers. Tigo Rwanda was awarded as the ‘Most Innovative Service’ at Africa Com 2014, for international mobile money transfers with integrated currency conversion between Tigo Rwanda and Tigo Tanzania. In 2016 Tigo Rwanda became the first telecom operator in Africa to sign the Connected Women Commitment Initiative.
Tigo Rwanda is owned by Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company uniquely dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. It provides mobile, mobile financial, cable and satellite services to more than 60 million customers in thirteen countries, primarily under the Tigo brand. Tigo has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves more than 26 million customers in Africa.