A few weeks ago at the office we had a visitor named Baraka. She is from Rwanda. I got to sit down and chat with her and learn about her life. As she shared her story with me, I was overwhelmed by her courage! She grew up during the Rwanda genocide and was only 14 years old when these tragic events happened. She and her family survived, but later returned to Rwanda and to lots of devastation. She ended up becoming a nurse and now she helps with trauma counseling for children and training adults in her community. Imagine this : There are only about 1 mental health professional per 1 million people in Rwanda. And Baraka is one of them. She told me about the joy she has because of how God has been good to her and how he has given her a specific path in life.
Our conversation really made me think about how everyone experiences pain, suffering, and trials, just in different ways. Every person on this earth.
My conversation with Baraka was a great reminder that God is the only provider of joy and even when we are unsure, He is constant. She also reminded me that people need love and are made to help each other get through the tough things. I am so thankful to have gotten to meet her!
That is one of the many reasons I am loving my internship here at Mocha Club! I love the people here and the new stories I get to hear everyday.
I am working on writing stories about our health care projects and specifically women impacted by the HEKO program that Mocha Club supports. Check out one of the stories I wrote here and be on the lookout for more!