Genocide survivor

Umutoni’s 26-year search for her family

At 28 and like many others her age, Grace Umutoni is what you would call an ordinary young woman.   Educated and now gainfully employed, Umutoni is ready to begin the next chapter of her life, which she hopes will include children. However, there is a void in her life that needs to be...

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9:39am

Eric Irambona: How Rayon Sports star survived the Genocide aged 2

ERIC Gisa Irambona, Rayon Sports left-back and the club’s second captain, was only 2 when the Genocide against the Tutsi erupted in April 1994. His father and two siblings are among the over one million lives that perished in the heinous atrocities that lasted for 100 days. To many...

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 8:00am

How a rural Genocide survivor became a model farmer

Eugenie Mukarubayiza and her family were in Rutsiro District in Western Province, Kibingo sector, with her family, when the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi started. They survived Interahamwe militia in the area and fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo via Lake Kivu.  They got to...

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:08am

Genocide survivor on helping others through therapy

Our interview was done over the phone but even then, it was easy to sense Emmanuella Mahoro’s grit and composure. As a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, she believes that the ink never really dries on any of our experiences. This is why she looks back at her past with a...

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:06am

A Genocide survivor’s will to empower former street children

As a Genocide survivor, Maurice Kwizerimana witnessed what most children had to go through during and after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. He saw the suffering they had to endure to sustain themselves, especially those who had lost parents.  The kids had to endure dangerous living...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:06am

102-year-old Genocide survivor who lost all her 17 children reminisces about meeting the king, old times

Everyone at the hostel calls her ‘Kibondo’ (Kinyarwanda for 'baby’), but she is the oldest resident in this home of the elderly based in Huye District, Southern Province. She got her nickname apparently because she fondly calls everyone she meets, ‘kibondo'....

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 2:49pm

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