Now we live as brothers and sisters

Now we live as brothers and sisters

This story tells how the relationship between two distant relatives, Marianne and Marc, was destroyed during the genocide, and how it was repaired through sociotherapy. The two grew up together as brother and sister. During the genocide, Marianne was hunted and her...
I was planning to commit suicide in the bathroom

I was planning to commit suicide in the bathroom

I found myself pregnant with my boyfriend, which was very traumatizing to me. I approached my boyfriend and informed him about the pregnancy. He immediately rejected me. As a consequence, I felt hopeless and developed a great fear. I was in a permanent feeling of...
I regained hope

I regained hope

My name is Elina. I am a widow and mother of 3 children. I was born in 1977 in Gatsibo district, but I grew up in Rulindo district with my mother.  I remember one particular Thursday in April 1994. My mother woke up early to go to Kigali to sell vegetables. However,...
I wanted to apologize but didn’t know how

I wanted to apologize but didn’t know how

My name is Francois. I was born in 1964 in Muhanga district. I am married and a father of two children. Before the genocide, I was a farmer.. Although I participated in the genocide, I never truly had the intention inside my heart to do so.  When the genocide started,...