Bread and Milk Money

May 30, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

Visiting some of the women from Inzozi Nziza in their homes afforded a really interesting perspective of working Rwandans.  Leocadie, I had initially thought was much younger than I.  Turns out, she's my own age, is married with two kids, and works two full time jobs.  When she comes home from working at Inzozi Nziza, she ties on an apron and begins bagging orders of bread produced in her husband's bakery in the back of their house.  I was fortunate to have come just as an eggy sweet bread came out of the oven.  Served with honey and milk, it was such a comforting treat!



 



 


What I found to be really fascinating was that when I asked some of the women and their families, what they dream about for their lives or livelihood, if they could do anything in the world, they struggled to respond.  Many responses were just to maintain the status quo, stay employed, happy, and healthy.  When prodded a bit to dream of anything at all, if anything was possible, their expression changed.  It was if no one had invited or encouraged them to dream limitlessly.  This family hopes to run a cake bakery some day in Butare with other family members, selling to the market and even Inzozi Nziza.

 
 
 
 

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