Jenny Matthews

Kigali, Rwanda

Catherine Kamayenge (about 90) talks of her expeience of the 1994 genocide: 'Before the genocide I had a husband with whom I lived and who cared a lot for me. I also had 7 children, boys and girls. Six of them died during the genocide, along with their children. I used to live like a queen in the midst of my children. We had three big houses and several stables for our cows. I didn't work, not even sowing or harvesting. I just had to make meals for the children and check that the calves were well looked after. After the evening meal we used to sing and dance, especially if there was a wedding. My heart was very happy.' Altogether 23 of her grandchildren were killed. Gilbert, her only remaining grandson, hid with her in Bisesero during the massacre there. Now does his best to look after her .

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