My name is Margaret. I am 15 years old and life was very difficult before now. Both of my parents died. I only have one leg, because of a life-threatening infection that resulted in amputation. I am the mother of one year old Eric.
Last year, Christie, a charity volunteer found me in a market in Gisenyi. Another volunteer called Tim helped me to receive medical treatment and helped me off the streets. Eventually, a group of Kigali Crafts and charity volunteers were able to introduce me to the Ubushobozi co-operative in Ruhengeri. A team of nurses gave me a prosthetic leg, which allowed me to walk without cructhes for the first time in years. The Ubushobozi project raises money to train me in handcrafts such as crochet and basket weaving. I am also learning to read and write, and I love yoga. I am so happy that I could start a new life and that I can support myself and my child.