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EMAIL MAIRE CLAUDINE
Phone: 347.465.4045
In USA:
KUKI NDIHO RWANDA
ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT
1186 FULTON STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11216 USA

In Rwanda:
KUKI NDIHO RWANDA
Paroisse Ste FAMILLE
PO. BOX 442 KIGALI, RWANDA

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SNEAKER DRIVE

Kuki Ndiho partners with community organizations, schools of all levels, religious and cultural institutions to gather, collect and ship much-needed clothing items to its orphans in Rwanda. Please write us if interested in learning more at info@kukindiho.org Please include photos of yourself or your family to include with the individual clothing items so that we can thank you on our web site and so those to who receive the items will also know. snd

Annual Sneaker Drive

Seventh and eighth grader at the Christian Formation Student at St. Vincent Martyr Catholic Church in MADISON, NEW JERSEY are holding a sneaker drive for Rwandan Orphans through the holiday season. They will be collecting new or gently used sneakers in all sizes now. Please contact teacher Henry Page at EMAIL HERE

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“Now, I can do exercise with my only one arm”

One of the most heart wrenching story I heard from the Trauma Graduate Orphans was from a young lady whose right arm was chopped off by her Killer/Interahamwe during the genocide in Rwanda.

She told me that since 1994, she never receive the opportunity to do any exercise because in school all her professors use to tell her that she can’t do exercise with one arm, therefore she should just seat down and wait until when other students finish to do exercise. I can only imagine her pain during that time and feeling so isolated in society, and was discriminated by her own people for almost 20 years.

She sent me a very emotional thank you message and she said:”Dear Marie Claudine,
Thank you very much for choosing me to be one of the orphans who took the Trauma Training Course. I learned a lot. Most of all, I learned that I can do exercise despite the loss of one of my arm. Suzanne ( the Trainer) showed me care , she showed me how I can do exercise with only one army. I’m so happy now because I can do exercise on my own with one arm. I have started to teach other genocide orphans survivors especial these with disability how to care for themselves.I’m ready to help out the traumatized orphans who most of the time they bring to our local government to get help. . Yes , I will not be able to carry them because I have one arm but at least I will sit down with them, comfort them and share with them some skills and techniques I learned from Trauma Training. One more time, Thank you. ”

11 Rwandan Orphans who Graduated in Trauma Training & Stress Reduction in Kigali Rwanda ata Muhima Primary School

Written by Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO A Peacemaker ( Rwandan Genocide Orphan Survivor- Founder & CEO of WHY DO I EXIST?/ KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT)
1186 Fulton Street
Brooklyn,NY 11216
www.whydoeixist.org
E-mail: claudinepeace@gmail.com
Tel: 347 465 4045
Peace.

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Impact Maker in Development on the African continent

Wow! ” Dear Marie Claudine,
I am pleased to inform you that our editorial board has identified you as
an ‘Impact Maker in Development on the African continent’. We are
convinced that publishing an interview of you as a feature in the
Development Diaries Journal will inspire African youths and Development
professionals to passionately pursue excellence in the delivery of
humanitarian goals.” Said: Adebiyi Olusolape; Managing Editor of Development Diaries Ltd/GTE in Lagos Nigeria

Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, Rwandan genocide orphan survivor

Most of the people ask me why I called my organization, “Why Do I Exist?”
During the genocide in Rwanda, I find myself jumping over the bodies of the people, children were being killed from my left and right, people were being shot in front of me. I really didn’t think I’d survive, I thought I’d die like everyone else. Therefore, I took a vow before God. I said, “Lord, if you save my life and I survive, I will do everything in my ability to help Rwandan orphans”.

Before that, my dream was to get a PhD in mathematics because I was really good in it. I was the first young girl in my school to win a scholarship to study Mathematics in the best Catholic school in Rwanda named “College Saint Andrew”. I was brilliant, So I thought nothing would stop me to get the PhD, and invent something which students would learn in school such as inventions of Archimedes, Pythagoras , or like others scientists who invented something that changed the world. It was a big dream for my age but I wanted to leave a legacy. My plan was to call it my full name “Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO”. I could visualize my invention in my dream when I was still in elementary school.

It would have been wonderful to have the students everywhere learning about my invention. So, the moment I made a promise to God to help the orphans, I changed my plan. I said that if God saved my life, I would not get the PhD in mathematics but instead I will study business and establish my organization to raise money, and to help orphans. Economics was my favorite field since it has a lot to do with math, because I really love math.

Due to the lack of the required number of students to study Economics, I was obliged to study business instead.

Why Do I Exist? Is a question I ask myself as a genocide survivor and I believe that my existence is to praise God and help others. I believe my existence is to change somebody’s life. I believe it’s my duty to promote peace, and to prevent evil acts by promoting the acts of kindness, and the benefits of performing God’s holiness.

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Release , Activate & Unlock Your Dreams

Release , Activate & Unlock Your Dreams : The Topic of our Conversation at Columbia University’s Social Studies Department Today, Saturday, March 29 from 5:30 pm until 9 pm
Organized & Sponsored by I RAISE INC. www.iraiseinc.org

Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, Founder & CEO of WHY DO I EXIST?/ KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT

My Dream becomes a Reality in September last year (2013) when I met
My Hero Dr. Muhammad Yunus , Economist and Nobel Peace Price on picture below, I’m FOREVER THANKFUL !Praise the Lord. Amen

Dr. Muhammad Yunus in Middle and Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO

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