Dyanamic Duo Olivia and Francoise!

By |July 11th, 2018|

Olivia and Francoise are Komera scholars in the Post-Secondary Transition Program. The group was tasked with each doing a project to give back to their community. The students were inspired by the lessons they had learned over the past 4 years with Komera at school and in their leadership summit trainings. Olivia and Francoise decided to take their lessons […]

The Beginning of a New Chapter for Desire

By |February 14th, 2018|

Komera welcomed 20 new scholars into the Komera family in January! Each has a unique and inspiring story of strength, determination & courage. Meet one of our new students, Desire, and learn how she overcame unimaginable challenges to continue her education!

For most of her life, Desire lived a modest, happy life at home with her mother. By trading goods […]

An Investment in Livine

By |October 3rd, 2017|

When you invest in a young woman, what is your “return on investment”? 

At Komera, it’s the change that happens in a young woman, in a mother, in a family, and in a community.

It’s the story of the transformation of a young woman named Livine, when Komera invested in her future.

Livine grew up in a dirt home with very little […]


By |April 8th, 2016|

I try my best to visit all of the parents of new Komera scholars when I am in Rwanda. They are usually pretty sad but hopeful situations. We purposefully select young women that are the poorest of the poor so some of the homes are in pretty rough shape. One particular home struck me, the parents of Solange.
I walked […]