- Feb 13, 2017 - Grace feels empowered when she walks around her University, knowing that she is worthy of having a seat in her classroom, for she is capable and willing to work hard and use her knowledge for good!
- Jan 17, 2017 - Life isn't without challenges. Last year, a challenge Grace faced was all the new experiences of being at University. While it was hard, at first, she learned the value of being responsible and making good decisions.
- Dec 8, 2016 - In 2017 Grace's plans are to be one of the top math students in her class, and to start cultivating banana trees at her home!
- Oct 14, 2016 - This summer Grace and her family spent time with the leaders of their community, caring for their neighbors in need. Grace embodies servant-hearted leadership!
J. & S. Zoradi - San Luis Obispo, CA
E. Goodman - West Linn, OR
BioGrace spent the first part of her childhood in Burundi, where she, her mother, grandmother and two younger siblings lived as refugees -- escaping the violence of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that killed many in her family, including her father. She thought things would be easier when they moved back to Rwanda. Grace was 7, but because she had not gone to school up until that point, she had a lot of catching up to do.
After growing up in poverty, Grace knew she wanted to become something, to make a difference for her family and community. She held on to her vision, worked hard, and is now studying finance at the National University of Rwanda. Her dream is to have her own business -women’s fashion- to inspire other women to be confident, determined visionaries. Grace says her biggest success will be when she sees her mother smiles again, realizing that their future can hold something beautiful.