First look at Noonday in Rwanda

 Something beautiful happened last week in Rwanda. 

Eighteen years ago, nearly one million people were killed over a period of 100 days in Rwanda. The small African nation was torn apart by genocide. As I flew into Kigali – the capitol of Rwanda – two weeks ago, I imagined the red dirt stained by the blood of mothers, fathers, children. I have read half a dozen books about the genocide in Rwanda, but this was my first time visiting the country once devastated by unimaginable violence.

Though Rwanda is a nation that remembers, it is not a nation defined by it’s history. Rwanda is a country that is filled with anticipation, hope, courage. Kigali is a beautiful city, small compared to Kampala. The air is clean and the roads are not clogged with traffic. The lush, green hills are dotted with red tile roofs. The people are resourceful and resilient. I was truly honored to be a witness to the transformation taking place in Rwanda.

And in the lives of these eleven women.

 

I have so much more I want to show you from my week in Rwanda. But for now, know this. What Noonday Collection is doing in Rwanda – and around the world – matters. This is as missional as planting a church, as redemptive as adoption. There is something beautiful happening in Rwanda and I’m excited to watch how it unfolds. Join me. Host a Noonday Collection Trunk Show. Shop online. Share these women’s stories. Be a part of the movement.

Sara Brinton

sara@defenseofthefatherless.com

SARA BRINTON is a writer and entrepreneur with a passion for reforming international adoption and orphan care. She leads marketing for Noonday Collection, a business that uses fashion to create opportunity in developing countries. Sara and her husband, Mark, live in Austin, Texas with their four children, including daughter Gabrielle who was adopted from Uganda.

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