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Assumpta Umutesi

Assumpta Umutesi Profile

I am 19 years old.  I live in Kigali.  I know about FIDESCO and this program because the Director of FIDESCO is the father of one of my schoolmates.

I grew up in KABUGA village.  After the genocide, I left the Western Province where I was living and somehow ended up in an orphanage.  I was three years old at that time, so I don’t remember anything.  From 1994 to 2001, I lived there and it was a good life.  They cared for me and we were educated.


But, in 2001, the orphanage closed.  They asked families to take the children. …

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Grace Umutoni

Grace Umutoni Profile

I am 19 years old.  I live in the Southern Province of Rwanda.  When I came to visit my family in Kigali, I learned about this program and joined.I was born in 1992 in Kigali.  During the genocide, I went to live with my family in the South District.  Then, afterwards, I went to be with my grandmother because all of my family died during the genocide: my mother, my father, my brothers and my sisters.


I started to study in primary school and now I am in the fourth year of secondary school, Senior Four.  I am studying biology, chemistry and math. …

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Ibrahim Tuyizere

Ibrahim Tuyizere Profile

I am 16 years old and live in Rugerero with my whole family: four brothers, three sisters and both parents.  I am in the second year of high school, Senior Two.

I like my parents because my parents try to show me love.  My favorite food is rice and I eat it often, but I don’t always have enough to eat.  My father works.  He builds houses.  My mother stays home with the children.


I like my country.  It is a good republic.  We have a good president and he makes our lives better.  I also like the country of Canada. …

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Bruce Nkusi

Bruce Nkusi Profile

I am 15 years old and live in Kicukiro, an area of Kigali.  I live with my mother, three sisters and one younger brother.  I am in secondary school and like to study chemistry and mathematics.  I also play basketball and am good at it.

At home, we have a happy family, but we don’t have a daddy.  I never knew my father.

My mother has another man and he is the father of two of my sisters.  He is a nice man, but he had an accident and he cannot work.  My mother doesn’t work, so it is difficult for me to pay school fees. …

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Rosette Bitega Mushimiyimana

Rosette Bitega Profile

I am 19 years old.  I lost my family in 1994 during the genocide when I was two years old.  I don’t remember them at all.

After losing my family, a relative came and saved my life.  I went to primary school, but when I was in the last year of primary school (Primary Six), the relatives told me that they would not support my school fees anymore.  I continued to go to school, and when I was in the second year of high school (Senior Two), the son of the relatives told me he will marry me.  At that moment, I started to feel hopeless and was quiet all the time.…

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