Ingabire Pascaline & Umuhoza Fanny

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Umuhoza Fanny asks her mother, Ingabire Pascaline, many of the questions she's wondered about for years: what country were you born in, how did you meet your husband, what was life as a refugee like, and many more. Ingabire Pascaline answers her daughter's questions and explains their family's history. She also tells Umuhoza Fanny how lucky she is to have grown up with a mother. Ingabire Pascaline describes how hard her father worked to provide for his children, how the loss of her mother at a young age affected her life, and why she credits patience for her success today. Their conversation increases Umuhoza Fanny's knowledge of her family history and reinforces the importance of her relationship with her mother.

"Well I went through a lot and as I told her that, 'He who is patient, enjoys well ground grain.' I was patient and I ended up with my own home. Likewise if she is patient she will be able to live well and become a successful person. She will be able to have her own children and set a good example for them in a home like the one she saw me keep." Pascaline Ingabire

"I am here with my parent Ingabire Pascaline. She told me that she fled the country and went to other countries. I want to ask her why she left for those countries and why she returned to Rwanda. I want to hear the story of her life, how she grew up as a girl because there are many distractions out here. I want to know how she fought off these temptations and managed to live well with my father." Fanny Umuhoza

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