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Deborah

PROGRESS

OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $350/MONTH OR $4200 FOR THE YEAR

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Business

Business Management

CAREER: Entrepreneur

GRAD DATE: Aug 2021

JOURNEY

    • July 16, 2021 – Deborah shared what resilience means to her: “Resilience, to me, means we keep moving forward in life in the face of overwhelming challenges that seek to stop us and defeat us. It is holding onto hope and pushing through with determination and overcoming.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Deborah said her biggest lesson from 2020 was: “I learned that Life is the biggest blessing. I learned to value it.”
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Deborah said: “My favorite thing about my culture is our language Kinyarwanda. Rwanda is among countries that share a single language across the whole country. I like this because it makes communication among Rwandans much easier since you can understand every person from different places in Rwanda.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Deborah speaks English and Kinyarwanda.
    • March 30, 2020 – Deborah said her favorite drink is coffee because it makes her feel less tired and stimulates her energy levels.
    • September 1, 2019 – This summer Deborah helped her mom around the house and worked towards her driving permit.
    • May 18, 2019 – This semester I’ve learned that everyone has a purpose on this earth.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Deborah said: “Servant-leader is a servant first. A servant-leader focuses on the growth and well-being of people and communities to which they belong. My dream career is becoming a business woman. I’ll focus my effort on what it will take to make my employees succeed in their roles.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Deborah wants to be known as hard working and courageous! This semester she is hopeful that she will succeed in her studies!

Deborah’S CIRCLE

  • K. & A. Moran – Portland, OR

BIO

Deborah grew up in a Rwandan community that was heavily influenced by the 1994 Genocide. From this, she learned that, through hard work, self-reliance, and unity, it is possible for a nation to go from division and brokenness to thriving and vibrant.

Growing up, Deborah dreamed of becoming a successful business woman, and she is excited to pursue this dream through a degree in Business Management. She looks forward to being a job creator — supporting her community through employment and being a positive role model.

In her free time, Deborah loves to play basketball and teach children in her local church!