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Irene

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

Adventist University of Central Africa

Career Business

Finance

CAREER: Entrepreneur

GRAD DATE: 2024

JOURNEY

    • March 1, 2021 – Irene said her biggest lessons from 2020 were: “My biggest lesson from 2020 is that I have to follow my passions. First, we never know what tomorrow will bring, so we have to be happy always through doing what we love. I also learned to save money because during this pandemic many people were suffering from hunger due to lockdown.”

Irene’S CIRCLE

  • M. Williams – Winchester, CA

BIO

Irene was born out of an unwanted pregnancy in a rural area of Uganda. When her dad passed away, her stepmom brought her to Rwanda. Irene is the first born of her father’s three children, though they have different mothers. From her childhood, Irene learned to work hard and care for others. In the community where Irene grew up, girls often got pregnant when they were still young. Seeing those girls taught her to avoid early pregnancy and she plans to educate young girls to avoid pregnancy before marriage, and encourage them to work hard to achieve their dreams.

Irene came to Rwanda when she was 10 years old to continue her studies and she finished her primary and secondary school. She is now pursuing a degree in Business Administration in Finance, with a dream of starting her own business! Her dream is to help her family and her community in general by providing opportunities and to show young girls that they can do something good.

When Irene is free from her studies, she likes to pray, to watch soccer, and to spend time with her family.