Nzayisenga Epiphanie: June's Staff Member of the Month!

A conversation with Epiphanie, Farm Technician and Staff Member of the Month for June 2018!

 

 
  Epiphanie poses for a portrait on GHI's Ndera farm.

Epiphanie poses for a portrait on GHI's Ndera farm.

Where are you from originally?

I am from Gakenke district.

What’s your favorite vegetable?

I like nightshade.

What do you like outside of work?

I like a place with music where others are dancing. I don’t like to dance, but I like to see others dancing!

How did you begin working at GHI?

I heard that GHI was recruiting farm workers. I come to ask for a job and they asked me if I had experience - and I told them I had worked on two other farms. Then they recruited me for the job.

What’s your favorite part of working at GHI?

  Epiphanie participating in GHI's Umuganda day in October, 2017.

Epiphanie participating in GHI's Umuganda day in October, 2017.

I really like agriculture, growing crops, harvesting and seeing that we collected lots of produce. It makes me feel happy when it rains and our crops become better.

What’s something your coworkers might not know about you?

Outside of work, even though I do not own a farm,  I like to cultivate beans and maniocs when I get an opportunity.

Anything to add?

What I can add is that GHI opened my eyes. I was like a blind person when it came to knowing about birth control. I joined GHI already having six children, but when I joined I was able to learn about birth control, and that opened my eyes. I've learned a lot at GHI, and it has helped me to achieve many things. Even with all those children I was only renting my house, but now I own my own house. My children don’t have any problem now. That is how GHI helped me in my life.

Translation by Jasmine Umubano

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Epiphanie uturuka he?

Nturuka mu karere ka Gakenke.

Ni izihe mboga ukunda kurusha izindi?

Nkunda isogo.

Hari ibindi bintu waba ukunda bitari ibyo mu kazi?

Muri make nkunda ahantu haba hari umuziki mbese abandi babyina ariko njye sinkunda kubyina ariko nkunda kubona abandi babikora.

Ni gute watangiye gukorera mu murima w’ubuzima?

Ukuntu natangiye gukorera hano, numvise nyine bari gushaka abantu bo gukora mu buhinzi, ubwo nyine njya gusaba akazi bambaza niba hari ahandi nigeze gukorera ndahababwira habiri nigeze gukorera ubuhinzi, ndahabira habiri ubwo nyine banyinjiza mu kazi gutyo.

Nonese ni iki ukunda mu gukorana n’umurima w’ubuzima?

Gukorera hano cyane cyane nkunda ubuhinzi, guhinga, gusarura nkabona umusaruro ubashije, ari mwinshi nkumva birashimishije iyo imvura igwa ibyacu twahinze bigasa neza, biranshimisha.

Ni ikihe kintu kimwe abantu mukorana bashobora kuba batakuziho?

Ni uko mu buzima busanzwe hanze iyo mbonye aho mpinga kuko imirima ntikunda kuboneka nta sambu ngira nkunda nguhinga ibishyimbo n’imyumbati.

Hari icyo wumva wakongeraho?

Icyo nakongeraho nuko nyine muri GHI harampumuye, nahoze ndi umuntu umeze nk’usinziriye ntazi uko baboneza urubyaro nagiye muri GHI mfite abana batandatu, ariko narahageze mbasha kumenya kumenya uko baboneza urubyaro, niga kuboneza urubyaro, narahageze harampumura mbese ubundi muri make, nahigiye ibintu byinshi cyane hanangejeje no kuri byinshi nahabaye ndi umucumbitsi, imyaka yose nari mbyayemo abana batandatu, sinagiraga urugo nabagaho ncubitse ariko ubu mfite inzu yanjye n’abana banjye ubu nta kibazo bafite nicyo mbona GHI yamariye mu buzima.