Muhawenimana Chantal is one of our original Ubushobozi students. Like Aline, she has been with us since the project’s inception in 2008. Chantal loves being a seamstress and hopes to use her skill and training to continue to support herself and her family. Chantal has been a project leader on several large goods orders which involved everything from creating the budget, purchasing materials, sewing to international shipping. Born in 1992, Chantal lives in the village of Gashingiro with her husband and two children, Niyigena and Yvonne. Chantal was raised by an elderly family friend, the beloved “Mama Chantal”, who has since passed away. Chantal has also helped to raise several orphaned babies in her village. Both of her parents are deceased. The causes of their deaths are unknown.
“Ever since I started being a part of Ubushobozi my life has improved a lot and as a result I feel more confident. The project is really important for me. I feel so much better, I am able to eat, buy clothes for myself and even some beauty products! It has really improved my life.” ~ Chantal