Resonate

“Attending Resonate’s training helped me understand that I am a valuable person, and that my thoughts can be valuable.”

Priscilla

Age: 34

Location: Masoro, Rwanda

Partner Organization: Abahizi Dushyigikirane Cooperative

Before Resonate:

Priscilla didn’t speak up or express her thoughts because she didn’t believe her ideas would be heard, or even useful.

After Resonate:

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.”