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Lydia

PROGRESS

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

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University of Tourism and Business

Career Law

Tourism & Travel Management

CAREER: Tourism & Travel Manager

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020

JOURNEY

    • July 7, 2018 – This last school year Lydia was very busy with student organizations, community service projects, volunteering, and various trainings. At times this busy schedule was very difficult for her. However, she was able to learn how to prioritize her activities and make a schedule for better time management, which helped her to accomplish everything she needed to! This summer, she is looking forward to trying new things and stepping out of her comfort zone more!
    • May 12, 2018 – Lydia values life and her faith, because she believes there is nothing more important than your faith and taking care of and valuing your life.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Lydia was younger, her mom worked in an orphanage school, and she hoped that when she grew up she would be able help in the orphanages as well! In five years, she sees herself owning her own tourism/safari company, working towards being amongst the best tour managers in Rwanda!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – The person who inspires Lydia the most is her mother, because she has always told Lydia that women are strong, wise, and capable of following their dreams!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Lydia recently read a book for one of her classes called The Introduction of Business Tourism which talked a lot about the benefits of tourism, it made her very excited about her class and future career!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – Lydia says that she celebrates Christmas by eating special meals, and dancing! She says that her friends would describe her as a singer because she loves to sing!
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Lydia is thankful to God for allowing her to have the opportunity to be a part of the These Numbers Have Faces family. Lydia loves Christmas because it reminds her of the birth of Jesus, and she gets to spend it home with her family.
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Lydia was lucky enough to get a holiday temporary job that helped her and her family to cover some basic needs. Lydia also participated in a voice singing competition and got the third position, which won her a free tour in one the biggest national parks of Rwanda. Lydia is excited to do things on her own and at the right time.

Lydia’S CIRCLE

  • L. Jackson – Mount Holly, NC

BIO

Lydia grew up in a rough part of town, filled with memories of the 1994 Genocide, which created a community where she and her siblings had to remain inside for safety. She and her two older sisters were raised by their mother, who worked hard by selling food in the market so she could support her girls.

Striving to give back to her mom and contribute to the family’s needs, Lydia works hard as a worship leader at her church. She also has a deep desire to serve others by showing tourists the beauty and treasures that Rwanda holds. In addition to providing income to her family, she wishes to create jobs, build Rwanda’s economy, and provide joy to others!