Five Inspiring Stories of Healing 20 Years After the Rwanda Genocide
Andrew Birasa was able to reconcile with one-time childhood friend Callixte Karemangingo despite what happened in their adult years. Callixte was part of a group that killed Andrew’s wife’s entire family. Andrew implicated Callixte in the killings and sent him to prison. Yet as the community began to rebuild, again and again the wives of both men found themselves working together as part of the development efforts that carefully wove reconciliation into every activity. Their hearts began to soften toward one another because of the work they did with children. Today the families are best friends - as are their children.