One day my dreams will come true

Emmanuella Musafiri
Posted September 26, 2020 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

I'm called emmanuella, i am a Congolese by nationality.  i didn't get the chance to be in a rich family, but i got the chance to have great parents by my side. When i was young we were living in a place called goma,   i  always wanted to be a  lawyer  and that was my everyday's dream,  i started primary school then went to secondary but  then hoo everything changed just in a time that even i did not know what happened,  first  my father got kidnapped, a hard time started, my family and i was so scared until i and my siblings left school because my mother could not manage to pay for us school fees,  it was really hard for me  looking at  my mother  because i could see the pain in her eyes, we went in another place called beni we spent a while but it wasn't enough, they attacked  us and killed my uncle whom we've been living with, it was so hard for us   we had to flee in another country, we came in Uganda register ourselves as refugees and try to start a new life,   i knew  all the dreams i had before just became dreams because i didn't get that chance to go back to school and it was a heart breaking but I had hope and say one day my dream will come true because i did not choose to be who I am now, some ideas  came in my mind and say to myself that i should get married and make a family but i was just 15years old,  used to see young ladies like me having babies at their homes,  some are married while young, but i remembered and said that being a refugee its not a crime, i can still be the one i want to be.  SocI created a group of orphans, young ladies with babies, widow and women who wanted to join us, we started  making craft and design and teaching each other different skills, i know it was not what i thought I'll do but everything come with purpose, i thank God our group stood and we all believe we can make our dream come true being a refugee or not we can make our life better and have a better future.  

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Nini Mappo
Sep 27
Sep 27

Hello Emanuella,
I am so sorry to hear of all the tragedies you have suffered due to conflict in your country. I am sorry that you had to let go of your dreams too for lack of education. I think you would have made a great lawyer with your resilience and leadership skills as demonstrated by the group that you started for doing crafts. A lawyer is someone who fights for truth and justice, and helps the vulnerable, and you are doing that dear, in a different context, under a different name, but I see that your vision is still the same. I hope that your initiative will take wings and impact a lot of people.
Thank you for sharing your story, and welcome to our sisterhood.
Stay strong, stay hopeful, stay sparkly:)
With love in sisterhood, Nini

Sep 27
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Jill Langhus
Sep 28
Sep 28

Welcome to World Pulse, dear.

FYI, you will want to use the back arrow when responding to comments, so that the commentator gets an automated, email notification alerting them to your response otherwise they won't be aware of it, unless they return back to the original post.

I hope you and your family are safe and well. Good luck on your initiative, too.

Emmanuella Musafiri
Sep 28
Sep 28

Jill
Thank you so much,

Jill Langhus
Sep 29
Sep 29

You're welcome, dear:-) XX

Emmanuella Musafiri
Sep 28
Sep 28

Thank you dear i will stay strong and hopeful,

Andrace
Sep 27
Sep 27

Hi Emmanuella,
Congratulations on your first post and a hearty welcome to the sisterhood of World pulse. You are such a strong woman. I admire your creativity. Thank you for empowering other women and girls with your great entrepreneurial spirit.

So sorry for all you had to go through which led you to flee from your home country. So sad about the loss of your loved ones too. I love your determination when you proclaimed "I can still be the one I want to be" and so shall it be by His grace-amen.

Keep writing and sharing. All your sisters are here to support you. Welcome home!

Love and hugs,
E. J.

Emmanuella Musafiri
Sep 28
Sep 28

Andrace
Thank you so much sister, I'm really glad to be here

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Wala Lut
Sep 30
Sep 30

Hi,
Do not lose hope..
U already have leadership traits.
Good Luck.

Emmanuella Musafiri
Oct 01
Oct 01

Wala
Thank you so much dear

Beth Lacey
Sep 30
Sep 30

You have been through so much and you are very strong

Emmanuella Musafiri
Oct 01
Oct 01

Beth
Oh yes, thank you

Beth Lacey
Sep 30
Sep 30

You have gone through so much hardship and you are very strong