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Agnes M



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Career Technology

Environmental Engineering

CAREER: Engineer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2019


    • July 7, 2018 – Last school year, Agnes’ biggest challenge was balancing her class work with her final year project. She said that she liked the challenge because it gave her the experience of how to write and present work. Although it became challenging when she felt like she didn’t have time to stay on top of her other work, she was able to overcome this by making a schedule so that nothing got left out! This summer, she is finishing her final classes of university, and is eagerly looking for an internship!
    • May 12, 2018 – Through These Numbers Have Faces monthly leadership trainings Agnes has come to value hard work and serving her community!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Agnes was younger, she wanted to be a soldier because she wanted to avenge her father’s death; but over time, through God’s word and the leadership trainings she participated in with These Numbers Have Faces, her heart changed and took her on a different path. In five years, she sees herself supplying clean and treated water throughout her community!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Agnes’ nickname was Cadette, which means youngest child in Kinyarwanda! The person who inspires Agnes the most is Justin Zoradi, founder of These Numbers Have Faces. He inspires her to be better because of the way he gives back to the community!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Agnes said the book she is reading is called Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders. She said it is very interesting and full of inspirational quotes!
    • Dec 15, 2017 – On Christmas Agnes gathers together with her family to share a meal, and she said they usually wear a new outfit that they buy especially for the holiday. A few words Agnes’ friends would use to describe her are humble, approachable and a good listener.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Stephen is very thankful for the reopening of his university, and the upgrades they made! He is also thankful for God’s protection, and the support of These Numbers Have Face’s donors. He loves being able to reunite with his family.
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Agnes spent her summer doing an internship with the Ministry of Natural Resources and learned so much that will help in her professional development! Agnes is excited and looking forward to starting her final year at university.
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Agnes wishes more people knew about Rwanda is that the culture prides itself on hospitality.
    • March 27, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things she values most, Agnes said worshiping God, education, and giving back to the community!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – Agnes feels empowered when she remembers how God has surrounded her with good friends and mentors whom she can share the challenges and joy with!
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year, a challenge Agnes faced a heavy course load. This challenge, however, taught her the importance of planning and time management, which she is so thankful for!
    • Dec 8, 2016 – In 2017 Agnes plans to set goals for her studies, and work hard to achieve them. She also hopes to grow spiritually in her walk with God.
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what she’s thankful for, Agnes said being part of a family through These Numbers Have Faces, and all the ways she has grown in her confidence as a leader!
    • Oct 14, 2016 – One of the highlights of Agnes’ summer was doing service projects in her community. Through service, Agnes said she is better able to understand the needs of her neighbors. So proud of her leadership!
    • June 30, 2016 – Agnes just finished her 2nd year at University! This summer she looks forward to reading the book “Big Things Happen When You Do Little Things Right,” which she received from Rebecca, her Impact Circle member!
    • April 20, 2016 – When Agnes thinks of role model leaders, she pictures Rwandan President Paul Kagame. What Agnes admires most about Kagame is how he has shaped Rwanda to be the world’s fastest developing economy!
    • March 11, 2016 – When asked about her new goals for term, Agnes said she wants to focus on time management. She hopes to have her community impact project and school reports finished with plenty of time before they’re due!
    • Feb 1, 2016 – Agnes enjoys reading the Bible! Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 1:31, “At that time,” declares the LORD, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.”
    • Jan 21, 2016 – Agnes’ Community Impact Project is teaching people in her village about personal hygiene and sanitation. Through education, Agnes hopes to help improve the health of her community!
    • Dec 17, 2015 – What was Agnes’ happiest moment from the past semester? The These Numbers Have Faces picnic celebrating the start of the school year and welcoming our new scholars!
    • Oct 15, 2015 – How many languages does Agnes speak? 3! English, Kinyarwanda and French!
    • April 28, 2015 – Agnes said the happiest moment of her life was when she received a phone call saying she was accepted as a These Numbers Have Faces scholar! “I was overwhelmed with joy because I knew hundreds had applied!”
    • April 8, 2015 – Agnes received her grades from last semester and is very happy with the results! Way to go, Agnes!
    • Feb 5, 2015 – For her Community Impact Project, Agnes will be teaching leadership skills to girls in secondary school. Way to go, Agnes! Part of being a leader is helping others rise up to be the leaders they were born to be.
    • Jan 5, 2015 – A tradition is Agnes’ family is gathering to share a meal with friends and praying together.



Agnes is the youngest in a family of six children. When she was still a baby, her father was killed in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Instead of becoming discouraged, Agnes poured herself into her studies. She has always been passionate about science and engineering, which has led her to pursue a degree in Environmental Engineering.

Agnes’ vision is to build sustainable water projects that can provide clean and safe water to millions of Rwandans. Through improving water quality, she hopes to impact the health of her country, and ultimately increase life expectancy.