ALICE KAYIBANDA

Photography & Film

Sharing my Stories

Hi there, here is where I share stories that are dear to me about anything from photography, cinema, life and career, enjoy!

October 16th, 2015

I am a builder aide . I fetch water on construction sites and sometimes they let me do bricklaying. I have been doing this job for 7 months now. I am not from Kigali I live with my relatives. I am from Rubavu I try to go home at least once every two months. My parents [&hellip

October 16th, 2015

I lost my parents when I was 8 years old. I didn’t have any close relatives so I went to live with my neighbours. I never went to school. I came here to learn how to write, read and count because it will help me to depend less on other people. I also think it [&hellip

October 16th, 2015

I am 30 years old. I was born in a poor family of five kids in a South. My parents separated in 1997. I still don’t know what happened with them. Our mother raised us since then. My mother would go to cultivate for other people for food. In 1998 I passed the national examination [&hellip

October 16th, 2015

I was born in Tanzania my parents left Rwanda in 1979. In 2007, I came back to live here in Rwanda with my husband. We chose to live in Musanze because my husband’s parents were originally from here. It was really tough in the beginning , we didn’t have anything, we didn’t even didn’t have [&hellip

October 16th, 2015

I studied in a minor Catholic Seminary, I even did one year of major Seminary  but I dropped out when I finally realised that I didn’t want to be a priest. I work for an irrigation project that designs and constructs terraces. I am really happy because this is my first job in the last 13 years. We [&hellip

October 16th, 2015

I have been teaching reading, writing and counting to adults for more than 10 years now. This job has thought me a lot. Meeting people and listening to their daily struggle changes you. I am happy to see how the lives of people I teach are transformed when they learn how to read . I [&hellip

October 16th, 2015

I am 40 years old and a single mother of 4 kids. I got married when I was young to a soldier in a refugee camp in Congo. We were separated when I came back to Rwanda. I got married for the second time but it didn’t work out so I went back to live [&hellip

October 16th, 2015

I am 24 years old. I went to primary School in Rugunga . When I was a kid I wanted to be a journalist . I went to University in Butare to study Journalism. In my final year I did my research project titled: ‘’ How Rwandan media serves people with disabilities’’ I didn’t know [&hellip

October 16th, 2015

I am originally from Nyanza in the South. I came to live in the North when I got married. In 1990, I was called a traitor and put in prison. Since that day my life was difficult and I have been in horrible situations. I can’t even understand why I am still alive. I was [&hellip

October 16th, 2015

I am 80 years old and I used to be a beggar. I would be roaming around the market and beg for money of the people in cars who had come to shop at the market. I had two kids and three grand children to take care of. Sometimes I would spend the whole day begging [&hellip