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Francoise

PROGRESS

OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $300/MONTH OR $3600 FOR THE YEAR

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Rwanda

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

Career Medicine

Physiotherapy

CAREER: Pharmacist

GRAD DATE: Aug 2022

JOURNEY

    • Jan 25, 2018 – The last book Francoise read was Against My Wish by Akinbinu Banji Samuel. She appreciated and was encouraged by was the fact that the main character of the book survived a lot of challenges.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas Francoise gathers together with her family to share food and drinks and dance together! Francoise thinks the word her friends would use to describe her is “determined” because no matter what it is, when she sets her mind on it she will achieve her goals!
    • Nov 11, 2017 – This Thanksgiving, Francoise is thankful to be a part of the These Numbers Have Faces Family (and we are so happy to have her!!). She is looking forward to a joyful Christmas at home with her family!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Family matters a lot to Francoise and that is why she spent her summer taking care of her family, especially her sister’s new family. She also spent her spare time reading books. Francoise is looking forward to learning how to be responsible for herself since she will be going to school far away from her family this year, and she is also excited to meet new friends while she is there.

Francoise’S CIRCLE

R. & S. Hoppes – Beaverton, OR

BIO

As a child, Francoise saw her community as a harsh place. Characterized by continuous poverty, conflicts, and school drop-outs, it would have been easy for her to give up when her mother passed away in 2006. But instead, Francoise chose hope. Her village received a new leader in recent years, encouraging others to pursue peace, reconciliation, and education — this reversal in attitude inspired Francoise to be a similar leader.

Francoise is working to become a physiotherapist and dreams of inspiring other young girls to pursue degrees in a male-dominated field. She looks forward to bringing healing and leadership to her community upon graduation.

In her spare time, Francoise loves to participate in debate club, volunteer at the Red Cross, and is a member of the Youth Balm Filmmakers!