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.
Nyiraneza, a mother-of-one and resident of Nyamasheke District, found herself in a complicated situation.
Nyiranzirorera and her husband have been married for 30 years. Majority of those years however were filled with so much pain, she narrates.
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.
When Alex Ngirimana, a resident of Nyanza district, completed serving his Gacaca imprisonment sentence, coming back home and integrating into his family and society was a challenge.
Debora Ishimwe was leading a normal life, just like any other young girl; attending school, handling home chores, spending time and playing with mates.
Eline Mukakayumba and Athanasie Nikuze are sisters. When Nikuze bought two plots of land, she entrusted her sister with the responsibility of registering them on her behalf.
With a backdrop of Rusizi’s lush green scenery, Beatrice Nyiransabimana sits on a bench, ready to share her story with the world.
Epiphanie has been married to her husband for twenty-three years, and together they have 7 children and one grandchild.