When the Genocide began, Jane’s family separated, believing that this strategy provided for a better chance of survival. Jane was moving from place to place with two of their five children, and her husband was in hiding with the other three. For nearly two months, they were not in contact with each other and had no way of knowing if the other group had survived. After the Genocide was over, they reunited in the Congo, the next country over. Though there was happiness for Jane in her family being together again, there was also great sadness, for she learned that her mother, father, and all of her siblings had been killed during the Genocide. In addition to this, her husband and three of her children passed away before they all could move back to Rwanda, leaving Jane heartbroken. Once she returned to her home country, she sold fruit on the streets to support her two children. One day, a woman invited her to come to Amahoro. Because of her work at the Amahoro Sewing Co-op, she was able to provide her two remaining sons with the opportunity to go back to school. The eldest has now graduated from University with a degree in agriculture, and the younger son will be studying hotel management after placing third nationally in his entrance exam.

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