Mukankubana Rose & Kwizera Jean Pierre

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Mukankubana Rose tells her son about finding strength as an orphan, as a widow, and as a mother, and the secret to raising children in difficult times. Kwizera Jean Pierre is curious about the influence of their older family members, the hardest decision she had to make between education and the love she had for her family, and a book written by his uncle.

"I remember after war, I was telling people that I don’t have five years ahead, because I had lost a parent who loved me, a husband who loved me, and I am left with children who I will not help, so I told people that I don’t have five years ahead. But when I knew how to pray, after losing all of them, I put God in their place." Mukankubana Rose

"...better to have visible actions showing how one is helping his own people or children and also having love and selecting good friends who will not led you astray. I realized that these are good advices that one can follow and also teach others, most especially to work, to try, and to work so that he may support himself and his dependents, either siblings, friends or family. I think it is good and they are visible activities, more especially: work speaks louder than words." Kwizera Jean Pierre

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