Location: Masoro, Rwanda
Partner Organization: Abahizi Dushyigikirane Cooperative
Priscilla didn’t speak up or express her thoughts because she didn’t believe her ideas would be heard, or even useful.
Priscilla was elected as an advisor for her local council, and she now represents her cooperative’s work in the Rwanda Patriotic Front. She has a goal of continuing to be a changemaker in her own community.
In Her Own Words:
“After Resonate’s training, I started believing that who I am, what I do, and what I think are important – and that I can have a say in my community. Since then, I have become more creative in my work and in my village. My ideas have been considered, which encouraged me to run for the village council.”
“Today, I am a leader in my community and it feels wonderful to participate in the wellbeing of my people. I can say that my life now has a meaning. I have confidence in every endeavor that I undertake and that confidence helps me progress as a woman, as a mother, as an artisan, and as a leader. I am sure I still have a lot to learn as a leader, but I believe in myself and I know I can reach there.”