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Lisa

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Technology

Civil Engineering

CAREER: Civil Engineer

GRAD DATE: 2024

JOURNEY

    • March 1, 2021 – Lisa said her biggest lessons from 2020 were: “2020 taught me that life is short. For me that means dreaming about something, making plans and taking the leap at the first opportunity I can. It also taught me that we are stronger together, when we help each other we can all survive this crisis. It also taught me to make self-care a priority not a privilege, hence looking after my own mental health has to come first. To support my friends and family in their time of need, I need to be working from a strong base. And lastly it taught me to never stop learning. As one of the great joys of life is to learn new skills, new language, though the world stopped around us.”

Lisa’S CIRCLE

  • J. Johnson Taylor – Portland, OR
  • G. & J. Thurston – Portland, OR
  • C. LeBoeuf – Tualatin, OR
  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church – Portland, OR

BIO

Lisa grew up in a family of four people, she is the oldest of three kids. She grew up in a family and a neighborhood who cared a lot about her and her brothers. Lisa lost her father at the age of 10, and from then on life became harder for her mother to look after all 3 children on her own. In their family, education was always important. Even if that meant skipping meals and taking on debt, their mother would work hard to pay later so that she could afford their school fees.

Lisa focused so hard on her schooling that she received perfect marks on her National examination. Lisa has a dream to develop incredible and innovative solutions for her community and to take part in designing, constructing, and maintaining infrastructure, while protecting the environment. She cannot wait to gain all of the knowledge, skills and connections she will need to make this dream a reality.

To Lisa, education doesn’t just mean a better job in the future, but also an opportunity to improve her skills and support her family and community. Lisa is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

Lisa spends her spare time reading books, learning new things, like a new
language, and volunteering whenever she gets an opportunity.