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Marie-Solange

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

Medicine

CAREER: Doctor

GRAD DATE: Aug 2019

JOURNEY

    • July 7, 2018 – This last school year, Marie Solange’s classes had to fit a lot into a short amount of time. Although she was nervous about getting everything done that she needed to, she worked hard and passed all of her classes! This summer, she will be doing an internship at Rwanda Military Hospital. She is looking forward to working hard, learning as much as she can, and growing in her skills!
    • May 12, 2018 – Marie Solange values being humble and being ambitious because being humble helps impact people around you, and being ambitious helps you to continue moving forward!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Marie Solange was younger, she use to dream of being a doctor because she saw the lack of medical assistance in her community and she wanted to be able to help! In five years, she said she sees herself as a great medical doctor who cares for her patients as well as a female leader in her community that is inspiring other women!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Marie Solange said her nickname was Sola, which was short for Solange! Louise Mushikiwaba, Rwanda’s Minister of Social Affairs and International Relationships, is Marie Solange’s biggest inspiration because of her wisdom and servant leadership attitude!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Marie Solange said she the last book she read was a love story called, Torn Between Two by Esther Ntiyaduhanye.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – In Rwanda on Christmas, most people go to church and then share a meal together with their families and dance to Christmas songs! Marie Solange thinks the word her friends would describe her as is “smiley” because she loves to smiles and she is the most comfortable when she is smiling!
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Marie Solange is thankful for the gift of life God has given her, she is also thankful to be a part of the These Numbers Have Faces family! What she loves most about the Christmas holidays is that she enjoys them with her family!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – During the summer Marie-Solange did her clerkship to help further improve her skills, and she is looking forward to start school again!
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Marie Solange wishes more people knew about Rwanda is that even though it’s a country with a hard history, people have reconciled with one another and are united.
    • March 28, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things she values most, Marie Solange said responsibilities, helping others and listening to people!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – Marie Solange’s responsibilities make her feel empowered. Her studies to become a doctor and her desire to be a role model in her community remind her she has a great purpose in this life!
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year, a challenge Marie Solange experienced was a fear of public speaking. With practice she is learning that little by little her fears will turn into confidence!
    • Dec 28, 2016 – As Marie Solange heads into 2017, she’s motivated to improve in her classes at school. Her goal is also to take more time for her spiritual development as she deepens her relationship with God.
    • Dec 8, 2016 – Marie Solange’s role models is Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation! She inspires Marie Solange that women can make great leaders.
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what she’s thankful for, Marie Solange said the gift of joining These Numbers Have Faces, for they are helping her live out her dreams!
    • Oct 14, 2016 – Marie Solange is a woman of many talents. Not only is she skilled in medicine and biology, she is also a hairdresser! This summer she spent time studying, as well as a job in a salon.

Marie-Solange’S CIRCLE

  • J. & E. Saur – Burien, WA
  • B. Saur Jenkins – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • K. Rutherford – Cortland, NY

BIO

Marie-Solange is the oldest of seven children and her family grew up in an agricultural village in Rwanda. Her mom is a teacher, so education has always been emphasized in her family. As she works towards becoming a doctor, she sees the need for healthcare professionals who invest in patient care, prevention, education, and proper treatment. She will be a fierce leader in her field. She is leading the way for her family, and country!