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Nyiransabimana Joselyn

Joselyn’s story is one that is sadly common in Rwanda but heartbreaking nonetheless. Few people show much emotion while sharing their stories, but Joselyn had tears in her eyes before she even started speaking. Seven years ago, Joselyn’s husband left her and started a family with another woman. She was left to care for her three children, Eric, 15; Emmanuel, 13; and Oscar, eight years old.

For the past year, Joselyn’s children have not been able to attend school because she cannot afford the uniforms and books required for Rwanda’s free primary school. To survive, Joselyn has been cultivating other people’s land while she and her children raise guinea pigs to sell for fifty cents each.

They live in squalor in a poorly constructed home and are just trying to get by. Joselyn’s current home is one of the least inhabitable places we have seen. Her children sleep on a bed of mud bricks with only a few dirty blankets to keep them warm. There are cracks in her walls and holes in her ceilings, meaning that every time it rains, the floor becomes a mud pit. There are no locks or any way for Joselyn to secure her home and allow her children to feel safe.

Nik hopes to provide Joselyn’s family with a home to help them feel safe and secure while also giving her children an opportunity to focus on learning and growing. You can help Joselyn’s family by donating and becoming a member of our Inshuti community.

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Im Jahr 2019 habe ich Rosa auf einer kleinen indonesischen Insel namens Pulau Weh kennengelernt. Rosa arbeitete als Diveinstructor im Lumba Lumba Divingcenter und ich absolvierte einen dreimonatigen Kurs zum Divemaster. Bei einem der vielen geselligen Abende im Tauchcenter stellte mir Rosa Ihr Herzensprojekt vor. Ihr Engagement und das Feuer in ihr, wenn sie über Inshuti of Rwanda sprach, waren unschwer zu erkennen. Und so begeisterte sie auch mich an diesem Abend für ihr Projekt und entfachte den Wunsch in mir, diese Organisation irgendwann einmal, in welcher Form auch immer, zu unterstützen. Mein Wort habe ich Rosa schon 2019 gegeben, allerdings haben mir immens hohe Flugpreise einen Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht. Nun soll es wohl 4 Jahre später so weit sein!

Neben einer persönlichen Spende ist es mir auch ein großes Anliegen, eine Kampagne für eine Familie aufzustellen und deren Erfolg anzutreiben. Spenden in Höhe von 2800 € für ein Haus zu sammeln, sollte doch in meiner Welt machbar sein.☺

Während Rosas Vorstellung der Familien fiel meine Wahl ziemlich schnell auf Joselyns. Das bestehende Haus befindet sich einfach in einem desolaten Zustand. Durch die Löcher im Dach regnet es so sehr ins Haus, dass an verregneten Tagen schlammiger Untergrund entsteht. Darüber hinaus wird das Kochgeschirr geflickt, da kein Geld für neues vorhanden ist, die Kinder schlafen auf selbst gebauten Betten aus Ziegelsteinen mit Decken als Unterlage und last but not least sind die drei Jungs letztes Jahr nicht zur Schule gegangen, da kein Geld für die Schuluniformen und Schulbücher (10 Euro/Jahr) zur Verfügung steht.

Mit meiner Kampagne will ich der Familie ein schöneres und sorgenfreieres Leben schaffen und den Kindern eine schulische Ausbildung ermöglichen. Des Weiteren möchte ich Inshuti of Rwanda helfen zu wachsen, um weiterhin viele Häuser für hilfsbedürftige Familien aus Ruanda aufzubauen.

Zum Start der Bauphase im Januar 2023 werde ich selbst für 3 Wochen vor Ort sein, mit hoffentlich $2,800 im Gepäck verstaut, um den ersten Stein für Joselyns Familie setzen zu können!

English

In 2019 I met Rosa on a small Indonesian island called Pulau Weh. Rosa worked as a divemaster at Lumba Lumba Diving Centre, and I completed a three-month divemaster course. During one of the many social evenings at the dive center, Rosa introduced me to her heart's project. Her commitment and the fire in her when she spoke about Inshuti of Rwanda were not difficult to see. And so she got me enthusiastic about her project that evening and made me want to support this organization someday, in whatever form. I gave Rosa my word back in 2019, but immensely high flight prices threw a spanner in the works. Now it should be four years later!

In addition to a personal donation, it is also very important to me to set up a campaign for a family and to drive their success. Collecting donations of $2,800 for a house should be doable in my world.

During Rosa's introduction to the families, Joselyn's was my choice pretty quickly. The existing house is simply in a desolate condition. It rains so much into the house through the holes in the roof that the ground is muddy on rainy days. In addition, the cookware is being mended because there is no money for new ones, the children sleep on self-made beds made of bricks with blankets as a base and last but not least, the three boys did not go to school last year because there was no money for the required school uniforms and school books (10 euros/year).

With my campaign, I want to create a more beautiful and carefree life for Joselyn’s family and enable the children to get an education. Furthermore, I would like to help Inshuti of Rwanda continue to build many houses for needy families in Rwanda.

At the start of the construction phase in January 2023, I will be in Rwanda and hopefully have $2,800 in my luggage to be able to set the first stone for Joselyn's family!

Helft mir, die Familie zu unterstützen! Ich zähle auf Euch!
Help me support the family! I'm counting on you!

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Joselyn and her children Eric, 15; Emmanuel, 13; and Oscar, eight years old.

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Their home is old and structurally unsafe to live in.

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There are many cracks on the support walls.

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Joselyn sleeps on an old piece of foam.

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Joselyn's most sacred possession is an old bible that brings her hope despite not being able to read from it.

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All three boys sleep on a bed made of adobe bricks and a few old blankets.

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Every day Joselyn worries about her children's safety as the home is both structurally unafe & provides no security.

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The doors do not have glass or functioning locks.

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Joselyn places a large rock in front of the door at night to keep the family safe from potential threats.

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The roof has so many holes that when it rains the entire dirt floor becomes muddy.

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All three boys do not attend school because Joselyn can not afford the required school uniforms & books.

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The family's pit latrine is old, broken, and highly unsanitary, placing the family at risk for diseases.

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Joselyn owns few posssions and saves even broken items in case she can use them in the future.

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One old pot is all Joselyn has to cook with.

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She even repairs plastic buckets by sewing them with strips of rubber.

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The family raises guinea pigs and sells them for 50 cents each as a way to earn some money.

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Donate today and help Nik raise money to build Joselyn and her family a new home in January 2023.

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