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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


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On April 1994 Rwandan Government and Rwandan Media Experts Toxic Leaders armed with Hate ” EXTREMIST HUTU POWER” used the power of media Television,News Papers, Radio and Words of mouth, all type of communications as tools of war and influence to execute their evil ideology and plan to exterminate and Eliminate All Tutsi and Tutsi Ethnic Group’s heritage and kill Moderate Hutu in what they called;” ITSEMBATSEMBA N’ITSEMBA BWOKO.”


Today, a Rwandan Orphan Genocide Survivor Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, , The Winner of MISS GLOBAL PEACE 2017-2018 armed with Faith, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Thanksgiving in Spirit of Excellent Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Never giving up and a Joy of just being alive with her Peace of mind she confidently turned her pain, sorrow , Horrible story into positive global impact by Using THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO SAVE & Change Lives of Rwandan Orphans. One Life at a time.

Through her own Unique way of Storytelling ability she discovered 5 Steps Formula to accelerate the progress and success in achieving results for Small Business Owners, Change makers, Entrepreneurs, Non profit Leaders, Artists…

Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, love to say That : ” Social Media is a Gift God gave to mankind, its up to me and You To take advantage of it. Because Social Media is here to stay, its power to the people. ”

She credit her excellent and Champion work to her Lovely,Wonderful Mother who was killed in refuge camp and she Give Thanks to God everyday for protecting her life.

Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO’S Horrible Story of loosing her Biological Father, her Wonderful Mother and best friend in the time she needed them the most in her life as a Teenager Rwandan Girl didn’t destroy her , the fast she even lost many more members of her family including her Step Father, Grand Parent, Her eldest Sister, Untie, Uncle, Cousins, Friends, Classmates and her Loved Ones in genocide didn’t stop her from surviving and striving in keep moving and pushing life as she love to say it in her own word. ” They Killed my Parents BUT they didn’t kill my Soul. ”
Mukamabano, said that prayers, music, dance and sport especially playing basketball helped her to cope with her own trauma.

After surviving, her friends used to ask her, why she goes to Catholic Church and she knew that Tutsi were killed in side of the church, she use to respond to them: ” I never saw Angels came from heaven to kill my people, I saw a Hutu kill a Tutsi.
I never saw Pope came from Vatican to kill my people, I saw a Christian kill a Christian.

A Graduate from International Trauma Studies a Special Program designed by Columbia University Professors and NYU Theater Professors directed by Dr. JACK SAUL,professor at Columbia University used her Skills, Talents and Knowledge to Implement her Excellent Rwandan Orphans Healing Ideas in what she called PUT ” NEVER AGAIN” IN ACTION. In doing so , she managed to Shift the suicidal mindset of Rwandan Orphans survivors but traumatized full of surviving guild wondering why they too didn’t die.

In 2005, She fulfilled her Promise to God by creating and establishing a Charitable Organization called WHY DO I EXIST ? KUKI NDIHO RWANDAN ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT with a Mission to Heal and Economically Empower Rwandan Orphans.

Like she said in her own word: ” During the genocide in Rwanda, I found myself jumping over the bodies of people , I didn’t know that I was going to survive because people where being killed on my left side and on my rights side, and in front of me. You taught you scepter the shooting and you meet the Interahamwe Hutu Killers with machetes, I taught I was going to die like everybody else , then I committed a Vow ,I said: Lord , If you protect my life and I survive, I will help Orphans. “
To learn more about Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO Philanthropist and Ministries please go to
Tel: 347 465 4045


Rwandan Orphans received New Sneakers (Sport Shoes) from JAPAN

Yes we did IT.

Thank you Lord for the opportunity. Many Thanks to our Japanese sister  IZUMI YAMASHITA & Our Founder Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO , because of their creativity  efforts and initiative , 225 Rwandan orphans & vulnerable children have now each child a new pair of  Sport shoes/ Sneakers  in Rwanda.

The Shoes come from Japan to Africa in Kigali Rwanda. Please enjoy the video clip of the children receiving the shoes in Kigali Rwanda at Muhima Primary School.  May God continue to bless you so much our Dear JAPANESE Sister IZUMI YAMASHITA, the True Hero of our TIME. Peace !
To you my Dear Supporters
Please enjoy the message from Izumi ;
” Dear Marie Claudine,
I participated in your side event at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
I was moved by your speech!
Shirley and I are both member of IFUW (International Federation of University Women).
During the session, you mentioned you need shoes for kids in Rwanda.
If so, I will collect shoes and send them from Japan.


Where I should send to?

Is there time limit to send?
how many shoes you might ask?

Hope to hear from you


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Please meet our HERO

Izumi Yamashita

I was born and gown in Fuji city which is located in Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan. I have sent most of my time with children as a swim and English instructor. My time with children made me concern about child happiness with their families. So, I decided to study and was educated in the United States in my 30s.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and child development & family life at Indiana State University, and a master’s degree in community services, Family and Child Ecology at Michigan State University. I worked as a family life educator after  having come back to Japan and then, I worked as a Fuji city councilor from 2007 to 2011. I try to get a seat again in political arena.

I am now doing social activities as a member of Japanese Association of University Women, Japan home economics association, and a local community.

Building wonderful child and family support systems in Japan is to my job and hope!

I live in Fuji city with my parents and a cat.


Meet  Our Founder :

Miss Claudine MUKAMABANO

After losing her parents, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, loved ones, friends, classmates, and fellow countrymen during the Rwandan Genocide, Ms. Marie Claudine’s Catholic faith inspired her to seek the answer to the question of KUKI NDIHO — Why Do I Exist, in her native tongue. This question now serves as the name of her organization, Why Do I Exist/ Kuki Ndiho Rwanda Orphans Support Project, which she established in 2005 to raise awareness on the genocide in Rwanda, help survivors, and aid orphans of HIV. (For more information or to provide any donation to support this humanitarian effort, please visit

The 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.

Today, Miss Claudine 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 TechnologyLeadership – 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, which She Founded in 2005 with a Mission to Heal and Empower Rwandan Orphans.

In 2014 in December , She created   Miss Global PEACE  Pageant with mission to inspire and Help Orphans, Promote PEACE, EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION, MARKETING EDUCATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP. The First Crowned Winner of Miss Global Peace 2015 is Miss Hebrew the form Miss  Burkina.


Small Business Week Celebration by BOC: Women’s Business Center of Excellence

SBA- New York District Office
Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

This year, the New York District SBA Office will be recognizing eight Small Business Week winners at a special ceremony on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square. Join us to recognize the achievements of these outstanding members of the small business community.
This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Joe Connolly of WCBS Radio.
The following winnters will be recognized: By BOC

Raj D. Thakkar, Charter School Business Management | Small Business Person of the Year
Joe and Lauren Grimm, Grimm Artisanal Ales | Young Entrepreneurs of the Year
Vinicius Vieira de Vieira and Carolina M. Vieira, Incausa | Micro Business of the Year
Jessica Ochoa-Hendrix, Mandë Holford and Lindsay Portnoy, Killer Snails LLC | SBIR/STTR Recipients of the Year
Frank Jr. and Tom Scarangello, Scaran Oil Co. | Jeffrey Butland Family-owned Business of the Year
Andrew Hoan, President & CEO, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce | Small Business Champion

Delia A. Awusi, BOC WBC | Women’s Business Center of Excellence

Erica Chase-Gregory, Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College | Small Business Development Center for Excellence and Innovation