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Aimable Rukundo - Rwanda

In 1992, Aimable was on his way to school when a deafening blast from a landmine explosion knocked him unconscious. Several people were killed and others were injured. Aimable lost both legs, an eye, and the hearing in one ear. He was 18 years old. After 7 months of rehabilitation, he was able to return to school. However, the 1994 genocide in Rwanda kept Aimable from graduating as well as made him an orphan. The aftermath of war and his lack of prostheses kept Aimable from returning to school, although finishing school was his greatest wish. Finally in 1998, Rwandan social services and an international NGO provided Aimable with prostheses and the tuition for his last year in high school. After graduating, he enrolled in a university in Kigali and is now studying for his Bachelor’s in Business Administration.

Aimable is a 2002 Raising the Voices participant.

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