A New Generation
One of the survivors Assoumpta worked with was Christine Wihangayika, a Tutsi, whose entire family was killed in the genocide. “Life was not easy for me,” Christine says. “I was very young and I had no choice. I had to come back to this village. At that time, I hated everyone.” But slowly she began attending reconciliation groups and began to forgive. Meeting and falling in love with Emile Bizumuremyi, who was a Hutu, completed that circle. Today their baby girl, Christella, is a visible sign of that healing.