Wasn't feeling too well today but I pushed through because I was excited for the day. Today we visited Azizi life. This place gave us the wonderful opportunity in getting to experience the real life of a Rwandan family! We were greeted with hugs singing and dancing. It was was so sweet. They showed us how they cook. We helped peel sweet potatoes and get fresh beans. They also showed us where they get their water. This was about a 15-20 min walk from where they live. This walk in itself was life changing Haha. I was so tired and couldn't believe they would have to do that about 2 times a day. They then made us lunch with the food we helped prepare. It was such a nice time. We then made bracelets while the some of the other village members made balls. It was great making my own bracelet out of banana leaves. As it was time to go before we left we had a dance contest. It was so nice. We then departed with more singing and dancing. It was so nice being welcomed in their home to see how a families everyday life.
After we rested after our day we then went to Urukundo Foundation. Urukundo means love. With
going in there and hearing Mama speak you can definitely hear the Love she has for all these
children. She reminded me that it doesn't matter what age you are to make a difference and
that will always stick with me. Mama is 88 and came to Africa when she was 60. She is truly an
inspiration. The village and I were welcomed to dinner where we meet some people on the team
of the Urukundo foundation. We also meet some of the children that live there. We sung songs
and we even did a fairy tale story for them. The three little pigs and the children were even ready
and willing to help us. They then danced for us and showed us some of their moves. It was very
nice to be in that environment.
My name is Tierra Purdue and I am a Applied Mathematics major with a concentration in statistics and a minor in Business Economics! With having this study background I feel honored to go to Rwanda and see firsthand how much they have grown over the years!