In a deepen sadden voice, Jeannette Uwamahoro, 31 years Old, can’t hold telling her story without crying. Stands in front of cooperative mates, she said how painful she lived before joining ARAMA group.
Here she is in Eastern Province of Rwanda (Eat Africa), Ngoma District, Rukira Sector, Buriba Cell.
With his husband, Uwimana sarted telling her story :
“We always lived in a tough life ; we are were not married, my life was like a hell. From morning till the night my husband went drinking beer and return home drunk. He bit me in bed. I feared to run for a help to my neighbours or release that issue because I thought it is my privacy and I should be seen as ridiculous.”
She took a pause, breathe a bit, and tries to carry on telling the story but she failed--- She only remain crying in an uncomfortable situation.
Her friends carried her, gave her a bottle to water to calm her unpleasant memories.
“I joined ARAMA and they gave me legal support and income generating” She narrated.
“Now I can smile ! We tied the knot I am his official wife. My psychological guide and I preached him and he was baptised, every Sunday we go to church. He do not drink anymore, he respect me, he show me his love to me . I thank ARAMA who approached me and comforted me.”
Jeannette is one of many women around Africa village who still face domestic violence, who are abused, tortured, traumatized by their husbands who married them. She is not the vurnerable one, but she is one of the few ARAMA met, on IRCT support.
With your support many can change their lives, through our projects in African villages, especially in Rwanda.
On her T-Shirt, it is written “Real layers Only beyond this point” ; she is explaining how painful was her life
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