Hear author and Rwandan genocide survivor Denise Uwimana shares her testimony and discuss Rwanda’s turbulent history and the projects and programs established to promote healing, renovation, and community building in the region.
About Denise Uwimana
Sakina Denise Uwimana-Reinhardt was born to Rwandan immigrant parents in Burundi. She later moved to Rwanda, where she met her husband, Charles. When she was 29, she survived the Rwandan genocide of 1994 with her three sons; however, her husband was killed. For the past three decades, Denise has worked for Iriba Shalom International, a charitable organization she co-founded to help Rwandans gain new perspectives by promoting reconciliation and forgiveness, and she recently released her memoir “From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness.” Denise remarried and now lives with her husband, Dr. Wolfgang Reinhardt, in Germany. Together they continue to work for healing in Rwanda.