You may be discovering who you truly are, for you know all the pain and the bitterness is not you nor who you used to be. Time to become free…bebuild your identity, you weave the threads of your dress with the content of your character and the substance of your mind. THreads of integrity, joy, love, kindness and grace are tucked neatly in place and you adorn the dress you create.
Take a look at this picture. Do you know who it is? Most people haven’t heard of him. But you should have. When you see his face or hear his name you should get as sick in your stomach as when you read about Mussolini or Hitler or see one of their pictures. You see,…
Many people are flocking to a little shop in Rwanda for something sweet, cold and yummy. With “ice-cream, coffee, dreams” across its signage, Inzozi Nziza (Sweet Dreams) is the country’s first ice-cream parlor. Offering scoops of passion fruit, strawberry and pineapple flavors, the shop is bringing together locals and changing the lives of the nine women which it employs. ”I didn’t have a job before: I just stayed at home. Now I have a vision for the future. I am making money and I can give some of it to my family,” says 27-year-old Louise Ingabire, who manages the parlor.
Outside the shop, the nine women are members of Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda’s first and only female drumming troupe, founded by Odile Gakire Katese, the owner of Inzozi Nziza. The troupe was established ten years ago to empower widows, orphans and survivors of the1994 genocide that killed nearly a million people. The musicians and ice cream shop are both featured in the documentary, "Sweet Dreams."