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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 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


May 2018
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Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities

I am Honored to tell you that I will be Honored because of Your Blessings and handwork, I am doing TO BENEFIT the people in Africa, USA, ASIA and EUROPE especially to excellence contribution to help Rwandan Orphans, Rwandan Survivors of genocide against Tutsi in 1994.I Give Thanks to my Creator who protected my Life during the genocide in Rwanda and the killing in refugee camp. I am so Thankful that I was selected to receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities from Greater New Beginning Baptist Church from Brooklyn, New York City by Anointed by God Theological Seminary on this Date , Thursday, May 31,2018.
I am so THANKFUL & GRATEFUL to my Creator who is a Promises Keeper and away maker. I thank God for being a God, Almighty not a human being but The Creator, Omnipresent, because Only God can provide, guide and show me the ways while many people from my connections cycle or friends networking are still wondering what I am really doing or how am I going to make it.
Today, I am a living testimony of the Might Power of God

I am very proud of how God is using me beyond my imagination, In celebrating this National Small Business Month, MAY, I was given privilege and Honor to Create and Establish A FUNDRAISING SCHOOL AFTER FINDING OUT and discovering THAT WE ALL RAISE MONEY to achieve our goals and fulfill our hearts desire.
Business people raise money ( Capital ) to do their Business
Non Profit Raise money to fund their projects

———- 12 Years ago, back in 2005 I created and Established a Humanitarian Organization with a Mission to Heal, Inspire and Economically Empower Rwandan


Orphans which I named WHY DO I EXIST ?/ KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT without knowing that in 2013 I will create a Trauma Healing Training to help Rwandan Orphans, Genocide Survivors Overcome the Trauma as well as supporting American change-makers and European born and raised who needed help and support to progress in achieving their goals and missions.
I used to think that in order to create such training I must have a Doctorate Degree in Psychological Studies, that is why in October 2013 I attend a Big Conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York City thinking that I will be able to invite Doctors who attended and participated in the Global Healing Conference at UN, My goal and Plan was just to invite them to come to Rwanda and help me to Heal, Inspire and Empower Psychologically Rwandan Orphans in Africa, I spoke to them But I was some how disappointed because they told me how very busy they were with their own paid work here in America, so they could not come to Rwanda to help Rwandan Orphans which reminded me a Rwandan Proverb :” UMUNTU NIWE WIGIRA YAKWIBURA AGAPFA. “ or “AKIMUHANA KAZA IMVURA IHISE “

Then I approached one of them who powerfully commented on Building Resilience, I asked Her How somebody build a Resilience, she told me that You FOCUS ON STRENGTH not Weakness.
I immediately understood what she means because I am an Artist, DANCER , Entrepreneur and Actress and I vividly remember The S.W.O.T ANALYSES I learned in Marketing at The New York City Small Business Solutions ‘s Entrepreneurship Fast Track . That simple conversation helped me realized that actually I can do it, I can teach Rwandan Orphans how to cope and overcome the Trauma even tho I was not a Doctor in Psychology , I can use my Creative, Artistic ability combine with my Business, Entrepreneurship Skills with Education I got from International Trauma Studies at NYU, its a ONE YEAR , MASTER DEGREE which was created by Professors at Columbia University and NYU using Theater and Storytelling to heal the hearts wounded OF GENOCIDE SURVIVORS and helping ORPHANS to cope with trauma trough Storytelling Medium.
Armed with spirit of Never Give Up under Mighty Power of God’s Holy Spirit I managed to create,established and organized which I also Hosted in Kigali
;Rwandan Orphans Trauma Healing Training Education in Africa, Rwanda with ONE goal to benefit Rwandan Orphans especially Genocide Survivors on December 2013. I discovered the Power of Social Media, I used my Storytelling Technics in publishing my Own Story on my FACEBOOK Page and sharing with everybody what I learned from the trauma HEALING most the time to inspire. motivate and mobilize Rwandan Orphans to attend the Trauma Healing training which I created in Kigali. During my evaluation my heart was transformed from the Outcome of training, when I was reading the testimonials from Orphans Genocide Survivors who participated in Trauma healing at Muhima Primary School in Nyarugenge. Those who managed to share their testimonials shared How the training shifted their thinking and changed how they view life; One of them who attempted to committee suicide before attending our trauma healing, after the training , He told our train Expert: ” NOW I KNOW WHY DO I EXIST ? “. Another genocide orphan survivor who attend the trauma healing told me that She lean how she can use her One arm to do sport which her professor used to tell here that she will never do.
She even told me that she started to mobilize and educate Other 200 Rwandan Orphans Genocide Survivors how to overcome the Trauma by using the Technics she learned in our 3 Days Trauma HEALING Training in Kigali, Rwanda. She even told me that during the commemoration of genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda, many survivors became so traumatized, she will not be able to carry them because she has only one arm, but she will use Technics she learned in our Trauma Healing Training in Kigali to comfort them. When I saw her post , I copied it and re- past it on my Facebook page then said: ” If there is anything I very proud of , I ever than in my enter life ,is this project because we shifted her thinking ., we showed her that HER LIFE MATTER.” I AM SO GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL.
That is what inspired me and I got Epiphany to tell that story in book format , that is what inspired me to write my Book, to educate and share with You what I saw work in term of maximizing the Power of Social Media. Even now sharing her story with you, I am feeling so blessed. December 2015, I PUBLISHED MY AUDIO BOOK” THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA : Be Yourself & Change Somebody’s Life Today !

I have received many Honorariums, Proclamations, Awards and many words of encouragements.. I am grateful.

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.

In September 2005 when I was dancing with the Rwandan Dance Group, and we were talking about the genocide and the survivors in Rwanda. We were planning to figure out our next step as artists to help improve the lives of survivors, especially the orphans, which is my life’s mission. I remember telling Rwanda Super Star Jean Paul SAMPUTU that I wanted to name the organization that reflected myself, something that will make me definitely feel responsible for somebody. It came up in my mother tongue, KUKI NDIHO? “Why Do I Exist?” “Why I Exist?”

Claudine's Healing & Empowerment Dancing with Orphans in Kigali Rwanda, June 2005.

Sometimes, we blame other people for our failures; and we sit down with our arms crossed assuming that they will do something to solve our problems. I wanted to do something for the helpless to take responsibility, and make a difference in somebody’s life, because I wanted to acknowledge how God saved my life. That’s how Why Do I Exist came to life. It helped me to fulfill my promises to God, and the vow I made to God during the genocide in Rwanda.

THANK YOU so very much for all my friends and supporters who are helping to advance my Book Selling for Fundraising to support Rwandan Orphans
Thank you so much for your ideas and guidance. Thank you. Thank you. May God continue to protect and bless you. Peace.

In October 2005, Claudine created and established a charitable organization to Heal & Empower Rwandan Orphans called : WHY DO I EXIST?/ KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT.

In May 2005, Claudine was awarded the International Women’s Peace Medal in her country. In 2011, Miss Claudine graduated at the International Trauma Studies a program directed by Dr. Jack Saul, a professor at Columbia University. Claudine also holds these distinctions:
2013 Africa Brave Award Winner in New York City, 2012 Humanitarian Achievements Award Winner, 2011 African Community Leader Award Winner & 2010 Ambassador for Peace Award Winner.

The Winner of Miss Global Peace 2017 & 2018 , Miss Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, Today, She is a Transformation Author of “THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA: Be Yourself & Change Somebody’s Life Today, an excellent resource for every person who seeks to maximize the use of Social Media to change the lives of others.

In her new book, Ms. Mukamabano describes the potential growth each person has to expand a company and bring it to a level beyond one’s imagination.

Claudine offers her life’s work as an example in a thrilling, entertaining and exciting matter. In her Audio Book, no one will leave disappointed. They’ll be Empowered to effectively use Social Media! Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, because of her Efforts, Work and initiative as well as her Humanitarian and Philanthropist activities, was recognized to be the 2014 ‘Impact Maker in Development on the African continent’ by Nigerian News Journey in Lagos.

In her everyday life and activities,

Miss Claudine loves to educate people on the Power of Innovation Technology, Leadership – Marketing, Entrepreneurship and The Effective User of the Power of Social Media.

Miss Claudine MUKAMABANO, the Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Fundraising Officer of WHY DO I EXIST?/ KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT.
Founded in October 2005 by A Rwandan Orphan, Genocide Survivor Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, with a Mission to HEAL AND EMPOWER RWANDAN ORPHANS

A Rwandan Orphan, Genocide Survivor, Philanthropist, Humanitarian, Ambassador for Peace, Mult-Talented Artist and Actress , Self- Published Author , Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, She is the New” MISS GLOBAL PEACE 2017 !!!!! Crowned by US Small Business Administration, Economic Development Supervisory Jennifer J. with Western African University Students Leaders Mr. Arnauld B. at the United Nations Committee on Commission on Statues of Women. CSW 61

“ Dear Marie Claudine Mukamabano
you are the perfect woman to wear that crown and sash, my dear! So glad I was able to get there today and hear you encourage others and ignite the creative energy of people around you through YOUR story of courage and reclamation! you are AWESOME!!! ”
Kathleen. American Actress in New York City & Philanthropist.

” Hi Marie,
It was so nice to meet you today, and hear your inspiring entrepreneurial story. I am in awe of how the Lord has used you to accomplish his will, and how he used your desire to be a movie star, to create an inspiring documentary of your life. I was also so inspired by your energy and how you have served others and the Lord has returned it by providing for you. ”

” Congratulations. Quite an accomplishment. I never expected anything less. Your fame spreads!!” Said; Miss Jeri , My Entrepreneurship Teacher at FAST TRACK , NEW YORK, SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

“Awesome woman and at a well deserved time. It’s women “Herstory” month.” Dianne a Facebook Friend. Miss Global Peace Pageant
was created to Promote Peace, Effective Leadership Communication, Education, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, among young women and young men all over the world.

We promote PEACE and stability across the world because, it is what makes everything possible, such as the arts( dance, poetry, music, and acting etc), Economic growth and makes HAPPINESS possible for all men kind. In addition, we promote Educations, because it is key to self-sufficiency for oneself, for one’s family and for one’s own community.
A proverb of an unknown origin once stated “Give a man a fish and he won’t starve for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he won’t starve for his entire life.”
Educations makes it possible for a man or a woman to live independently and totally empowered because he or she will live life on his or her own terms. Finally we will promote entrepreneurship, because like education it is essential that young men and women understand the know how, of creating their own business and running it to the point where it is successful. These days, many college graduates rely on either the government or existing companies to hire them. Our job is , to provide them with information that will make it realistic for them to became business owners one day. It will be the duty of the winners of the Miss Global Peace, to Promote These Ideas all over the world. “][/caption]

Our Founder & CEO , Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO was appointed as Fly ABS's Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator-African Market Division Representative

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