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Alphonsine

Alphonsine was born the second of eight children but today she is the only remaining child—her parents and all of her siblings were killed during the 1994 genocide. Left without support, she was forced to drop out of school and provide for herself.

In 2010, she and 24 other women banded together to form Abasangiye: a sewing cooperative comprised of women with children born of rape during the genocide. She is now the cooperative’s internal auditor and dreams of opening her own boutique someday.

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