Mukandagijimava Epiphanie & Muhongwanseko Scholastique

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Mother and daughter open up to each other about love, loss, and marriage. The two women discuss many topics including religion, intimate relationships, and how dating practices have changed over time. Muhongwanseck Scholastique shares her concerns about her future with her mother Mukandagijimava Epiphanie, and asks about the secret to her parent’s good marriage. Mukandagijimava Epiphanie welcomes her daughter’s questions and says that relationships should be based on love, respect, and communication. Mukandagijimava Epiphanie assures her daughter that she will support her through her life choices.

“It did not affect only me, many Rwandese had the predicament of losing their relatives. I noticed that dwelling on this would not help me to carry on with life. When I talk to others and what they went through, I feel strengthened by love because there is a time for all of us in this world to take a next step.” Mukandagijimava Epiphanie

“Mother, you told me that you do everything out of love. How come out here most homes get problems right after they get married, even among my friends at school? Could you tell me three things that you went by to select Papa?” Muhongwanseck Scholastique

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