Francine and her husband Jean-Baptiste were born, raised, and fell in love in Rwangara Village. They have worked hard their entire lives, cultivating land and saving their earnings. Using land that was inherited from Francine’s parents, the couple bought materials to start building a house one brick at a time. It took them seven years to save enough to build a very simple yet poorly constructed space that they still live in today with their two children, Fabrice, 12; and Claudine, 5 years old.
Francine and her husband are still working hard to make ends meet, cultivating other people’s land and trading foods to survive. However, this was not enough. Francine’s eldest daughter, Kellia, 8, had to move in with other family members because Francine and her husband could not afford to feed three children. Right now, they are raising two goats to sell with the hope that they can bring Kellia home.
Our goal is to provide Francine with a safe and sturdy place to call home so that she and Jean-Baptiste can focus on what matters most: bringing their family back together. You can be a part of reuniting this hard-working family by making a donation and joining the Inshuti community.
Francine and her children Fabrice and Claudine. Her other daughter, Kellia, was sent to live with family because she can not afford to care for a third child.
Francine and her husband Jean-Baptiste sleep on a thin grass mat with dried beans stalks underneath.
Their two children sleep on dried beans stalks and only have old clothes to keep them warm at night.
The family raises goats as an investment in the hopes of bringing their third child home.
Francine's pots are all old, and she owns few plates and utensils.
Many have holes, but she continues to save them anyway.
Despite working hard their entire lives, Jean-Baptiste and Francine struggle everday to support their family.
Each child has only a few pieces of clothing; many are old and have been repaired several times.
Outside of old pots and a few pieces of clothes, these are the only possessions the family owns.
Make a donation today and together we can build a new home for Francine and Jean-Baptiste.