Bellamie Mungayinka, a resilient 20-year-old from Kinihira Nyagatare, shares her journey of overcoming adversity after her parent’s separation when she was just ten years old.
It has been 12 years since Josephine Mukabasomingera embarked on her journey for justice for her child, who was born out of wedlock.
Marie Chantal, a leader in the Musanze district, shared her journey of transformation through the Ingo Z’amahoro project by Haguruka, aimed at fostering peace within families and communities.
Ruth Murekatete resides in Kageyo sector in Gicumbi District. Married to Jean Claude Minani for nearly five years, she was initially drawn to his caring and understanding nature.
At the close of 2017, Mukarukundo, born in 2002 and residing in Gateke Village, Cyeya Cell, Rukomo Sector, Gicumbi District, worked as a house help.
Innocent Nsegiyumva and Agnes Manirakiza shared a life of twelve fulfilling years, blessed with three wonderful children. While they hadn’t formalized their union legally, they jointly owned property, including land. However, there was a significant imbalance in their relationship regarding decision-making and control over their shared resources.
Liberee and Deogratias have been married for 35 years and have six children together. For most of their marriage, the husband was the only one making decisions over the family’s property including selling it and using the money for his own needs instead of the family’s.
After over twenty years of marriage, Ziripa thought the hard years were now behind them as a couple. She never imagined herself being in a situation she found herself into when her husband left her for another woman.
Fanny Nyirarukundo, a resident of Kayonza district was married to Venuste Masumbuko. Their marriage was like that of most couples; have kids, build a home and a future together.
With a backdrop of Rusizi’s lush green scenery, Beatrice Nyiransabimana sits on a bench, ready to share her story with the world.