Macumu Maurice is a 48 years old sculptor, who fled Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and sought refuge in Rwanda.
Shema’s mother, Jeannette Nyirabakobwa, mother of 8 can hardly get the means to complement the assistance provided to her family.
Rwanda has been absorbing a large influx of refugees for over two decades. Refugees mostly flee conflict, persecution, and natural disasters in their countries in search of stability within a host country.
Even for the smallest children of Mahama, a stray bottle cap and a recent rain can create the perfect conditions for sailing a boat down a mighty river. Even in the harsh life of a refugee camp, a child’s imagination will always roam free.
Despite her fears, Jacqueline was determined to restart her life. Today, she is part of a team of nine community mobilizers with UNHCR partner Plan International, who work in Gihembe camp, engaging in discussions and raising awareness of SGBV and gender equality.