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Sarah

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: 2023

JOURNEY

    Sarah’S CIRCLE

    • S. & J. Zoradi – San Luis Obispo, CA

    BIO

    Sarah was born to a family of 8 children, where she is the seventh child, and grew up with both of her parents. She was born in Uganda, where her family still lives. Sarah is happy now that she is in her home country of Rwanda. In the community where Sarah grew up, many families survive because of farming. Sarah remembers that growing up in her community was a difficult experience as girls in the community were denied education and the elders believed that girls are meant for marriages at early ages and would be exchanged for a dowry. 

    In Sarah’s family, her eldest sister, who is married and has six children, is the one who was responsible for taking care of both families and it has been difficult for her elder sister to cover their education expenses. After Sarah completed her senior six, her family decided to force her into marriage because they had no funds to send her to university. So, Sarah decided to come to Rwanda for opportunities as a girl, dreaming of being successful in education so that she could be an example to her community and make girls feel proud of education. 

    Now, Sarah spends time participating in different activities in her class, including promoting girl empowerment by giving advice to young girls who are ready to give up because of any societal abuse. Sarah feels it is important to be able to share everything in her society without facing discrimination. 

    Sarah is studying Finance at the Adventist University of Central Africa in Kigali. Her dream is to be a job creator and seeker in order to fight unemployment in her community. She wants to encourage the younger generation to work hard for survival and fight poverty in the country. For Sarah, achieving her dream also means she will be able to provide for her family, community, and country as a successful woman. 

    One fun fact about Sarah is that her favorite drink is milk! Her hobbies are singing, reading novels, and watching movies.