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Home visits in Nyamata

Today we, the group, learned what Impuwhe meant to us as individuals. The day started off with splitting everyone into three separate groups. Each group had different leaders and visited three different houses of our Nyamata girls in Nyamata. Lori … Continue reading

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Home visits in Nyamata

Today was the most emotionally and physically taxing day for most of the group members as we personally visited the homes of several Nyamata girls in the nearby neighborhoods. Us Americans split up into three groups, and after we arrived … Continue reading

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Home visits in Nyamata

Today was an emotional journey for everyone on the trip. We went to Philomene and Marissa’s house today to visit their families. For me it was a little uncomfortable and not really what I was hoping. We went to the … Continue reading

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english lessons, take 2!

Hello readers! It’s Tekla Monson for your daily Rwanda trip update! Before I get into the amazing experiences and memories I have from today I would like to make a shout out to my papa, David Monson. I love you … Continue reading

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English lessons, take 1!

Today when we visited the Nyamata girls for the second time the Seattle group started the day off by singing our theme song, “I Can See Clearly Now the Rain Has Gone.” We then sang the song for a second … Continue reading

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bonding with the girls

Tuesday was the first encounter with the Nyamata girls. Everyone was so excited during the bus ride!! I don’t think anyone could actually comprehend that we were actually going to be there with the girls we have been raising money … Continue reading

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First Impressions

As we arrived we were welcomed with the lush green hills and friendly people of Rwanda. I was overjoyed to begin yet another experience with a brand new group of committed excited IMPUHWE members. Always am I reminded of the … Continue reading

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Day 1

The first 24 hours were, to say the least, very miss-matched. Everyone was beyond exhausted after they got off the plane. We quickly all went to go through customs which was very easy and did not take long at all. … Continue reading

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Rwanda, 2011–Departure!

Sixteen of us met in the SeaTac airport for our highly anticipated 2011 Rwanda trip. However, lots of our excitement turned into exhaustion as we stepped onto our first flight out of three.  Josh, Rain, and Tekla, all seated in … Continue reading

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April 7th Event

April 7th Event Richard’s Rwanda IMPUHWE held their annual event to remember the Rwandan Genocide at Garfield High School on April 7th. Members of IMPUHWE educated those who attended about the genocide and it’s effects. From that, our honored guest … Continue reading

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