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D.R. Congo


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CAREER: Entrepreneur

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020


    • May 12, 2018 – The two things Jeanne values the most are prayer and people, because she believes that through faith and prayer anything is possible for God, and that it is important to listen and respect each other and be there for one another.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Jeanne was younger, she hoped to be a doctor because she would see people in her community suffering with illnesses from lack of medical assistance and wanted to be able to help them! In five years, she will have her bachelor’s degree in finance!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Jeanne said someone who inspires her to be a better person is her aunt, because she is the one who taught her things such as the importance of prayer, loving others and serving those around you!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – A book that Jeanne read and loved was, Think Big and Act Small. It helped her realize that our thoughts are a big driver in our life, and that when we think big and take small steps we can reach our goals!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – In Rwanda, Jeanne explains that since most people are Christians they like to celebrate Christmas and Jesus’ birth. They do this by going to church and sharing a meal with family! A word Jeanne thinks her friends would describe her as is “responsible” because making sure she takes care of her responsibilities is something that means a lot to her!
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Jeanne is thankful for the new skills she has learned from the These Numbers Have Faces leadership trainings, and how they have shaped her outlook on helping others! She is thankful for her family, especially her mother.
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Jeanne spent her summer helping her mom around their house, and is excited to be returning to university!May 25, 2017 – Something Jeanne wishes more people knew about Rwanda is that since the 1994 Genocide, the country has been rapidly developing!
    • March 27, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things she values most, Jeanne said decision making, achievement and her faith!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – What makes Jeanne feel most empowered is when she sees people helping others!
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year Jeanne struggled with her class schedule, as she had class on Sunday. Not being able to attend her normal church service inspired her to carve out time to praise God on her own.
    • Dec 8, 2016 – Jeanne’s goals for 2017 are to work hard to succeed in her second semester at University. She is also motivated to practice her English to have more confidence in her speaking!
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what she’s thankful for, Jeanne said the opportunity to attend University. Jane waited for 3 years before she was accepted to be a These Numbers Have Faces scholar. She’s grateful that he hope was restored!
    • Oct 14, 2016 – This summer Jeanne spent time at a Global Youth Connect where she got to spend time with leadership and talk about leadership styles!


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  • In Memory of J. McNary


Jeanne grew up in a refugee camp and tragically lost her parents at the age of 3. She went to live with her aunt and uncle, and is so grateful for the love and guidance they have shown her. Jeanne’s family has helped her know her worth, and realize her potential to make a difference in her community. After University, Jeanne wants to start a company and even help pay for her siblings’ education. Not only will this provide job opportunities for others, but it also lift up the next generation of leaders.

Jeanne loves traditional dancing, singing, and is a mentor for girls at Gihembe Secondary School!