Legal aid and representation can be difficult to obtain for many people in Rwanda. Zilipa walked for four hours every day from her house to one of our advocacy centres in Musanze, Northern Province. Once there, she met a lawyer volunteering for Haguruka. It transpired that Zilipa’s husband had another wife who wanted to take her home and children.
Our lawyer from the Northern Province helped Zilipa to take her husband to court. Eventually, she won both the house and custody of their children. Today, Zilipa is a proud home owner and artist