Eighteen and a half years ago, Constance Bangire was working as a primary school teacher in the town of Masoro, east of Kigali, teaching second grade. She and her husband, who worked as an executive in a nearby mining company, had two young daughters and a baby son at home and two sons, aged 14 and 16, in secondary school. And then the genocide happened.
In those 100 days of horror, Constance’s husband and two sons were murdered. Her house was burned to the ground. And she and 24 genocide survivors took refuge in the school where she’d taught children to do their letters and color happy pictures...
Read more on Betty Londergan's blog, Heifer 12x12.
Betty Londergan volunteered for Heifer as Global Blogging Ambassodor. She dedicated 12 months of her life to visit 12 Heifer projects. Through her travels, she met the people who are benefiting from the animals Heifer gives to those in need, learned about the Heifer programs and trainings that go on for months before an animal is given away, and experienced first-hand why Heifer has been so successful in its 67 years of transforming communities through the mere gift of an animal.