Monday, May 16, 2011

Portrait: Genocide orphan, Rwanda

Sophie Gahongayire, 26, a worker in a paper factory, Kigali, Rwanda.

Both Sophie's parents were killed during the 1994 genocide when she was 9 years old. Her brother became a soldier, forcing her to become the head of the family. She has worked in the paper factory for a number of years, making fresh sheets of paper from recycled ones. The paper is then turned into greetings cards and sold around the world.

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