At the end of 2017, Mukarukundo, born in 2002 and resident of Gateke Village, Cyeya Cell, Rukomo Sector, Gicumbi District, worked as a house help.
Constantine Uwiringiyimana was in a relationship with a man she thought she had a future with. Things never went as planned and eventually they had to go separate ways.
Mukakarangwa, a resident of Nyarugenge District, narrates her story of how her husband abused her in their marriage.
Lambert and Chantal are among the many other couples who long for a happy marriage. Despite their efforts for peace and a strong marriage, their union kept falling short of happiness; instead of bonding, they would argue even over the littlest of matters.
It’s not a common thing for a man to initiate the reconciliation of a marriage especially when they were the ones in the wrong.
Uwimbabazi got pregnant when she was a teenager. At the time, she was living with only her mother as her father had passed on. Her mother started mistreating her, abusing her verbally and even depriving her of food.
When Alphonsine got married to the love of her life, what transpired after was something she never expected.
Mediatrice Gahongayire believes every smile has a story. As a rebellious teenager, Gahongayire had conflicts with her parents, she resented school and eventually dropped out- something that affected her already strenuous relationship with her family.
Innocent Nsegiyumva and Agnes Manirakiza lived together for twelve years and had three children. Though they were not legally married, they co-owned land. Nsegiyumva however, deprived his partner the right to share control over the harvest.
“Being abused and beaten by my husband had become part of my life as a married woman, until I found Haguruka, where I got the support that I needed to escape that terrible situation.” – Donatille.