Annette (left) and Peninah (right) are both remarkable women. Annette was/is the head of her own child-headed household, and she now works at RWN. Her job is to come up with innovative programs and foresee any problems that those programs may face. Peninah is a mother of three and "Activities Coordinator" at RWN. So naturally, she counsels women, decides who gets funding for education, who is accepted into the various programs, how many people the Village can support in a given year, etc. Peninah's the one who said she sometimes calls the head office asking for more money and they have to tell her, "You can't save everyone."
Umuzungu Tours August 19th 2007 Hey everyone -
I am back in the States now, safe and sound, and I'm finally posting about the rest of my trip. The computers were too slow there! For the second half, we continued to do interviews and work at the Village of Hope. We also took time for travel and sightseeing, and learned about some of RWN's work outside Kigali while we were at it. So here goes.
One of our first travels outsi ... read more
Africa » Rwanda » Ville de Kigali » Kigali In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years, thousands of Tutsis were killed, and some 150,000 driven into exile in neighboring countries. T... ... read more
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