Genocide survivors  support network (GSSN)

Helping Survivors heal, one life at time

My journey to America began with a random encounter with an american human right observer in Kigali in 1998. When I finally arrived in America in 2001,  I was fortunate to benefit from the unconditional love, support, and guidance from a wonderful host family, the Skinners. They enlisted friends, neighbors, and strangers in the community to make it possible for me to earn a college degree, and rebuild my life. 

10 years later, Upon learning of cases of genocide survivors who had emigrated to the U.S.A. and had no support system to help them address their needs, I founded GSSN to be the guiding light for survivors who feel lost in a foreign land and need a helping hand to rebuild their lives.  Soon after we started, GSSN became an extended family to many survivors who turned to us for the much needed emotional and psychological support, as well as other services including immigration status adjustment, college enrollment, language and cultural assimilation, and career development counseling. 

As a survivor, I have a moral obligation to honor the victims of the genocide by helping survivors they left behind not only to survive but to THRIVE. I could never do this work alone, I therefore urge you to support my efforts to help survivors who desperately need our help. 

For more information about how you can get involved CLICK HERE  

Eugenie Mukeshimana

Founder and Executive Director

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