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Francoise

PROGRESS

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

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

Career Medicine

Physiotherapy

CAREER: Physical Therapist

GRAD DATE: Aug 2021

JOURNEY

    • July 7, 2018 – Francoise is taking classes this summer and is looking forward to working hard and ending her school year well!
    • May 12, 2018 – Francoise values her reputation and image, because she wants to be a positive role model for others, so she always tries to do the right things!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Francoise was younger, she dreamt of being a doctor, because she saw people in her community suffer due to lack of medical assistance available to them. In five years, she will be graduated with a degree in physiotherapy, and hopes to bring knowledge and support to those in need!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Francoise said the person who inspires her the most is her mother. She is caring, loving, and stern when she needs to be, and she has kept a strong bond in their family!
    • 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. 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 become a similar leader.

Francoise is working to become a physiotherapist. She also dreams of inspiring other young girls to pursue degrees in male-dominated fields like health care. She looks forward to bringing healing and leadership to her community upon graduating!