African Great Lakes
Rosalie Karerwa’s Testimony: Healing and Rebuilding Our Community (HROC) Burundi
Karerwa Rosalie ( woman wearing Green Gitegnge)
I’m a Buterere Peace and Democracy Group (PDG) member and a Healing companion for Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC). During our activities of accompanying traumatized people within our communities, I did a great thing with my little sister who didn’t find any happiness before. I saw her always crying about her husband. She asked me why her husband was mistreating her. I explained to her that she needs to find out if her husband is the one without good faith or if she is the author of what was happening. I showed to her how trauma affects the person doing bad things. In addition, I showed her the causes and consequences of trauma and how to heal from it. After some days, she asked me where I learned what I shared with her. Then, she shared with me a testimony on how she finds herself the author of all the bad things happening in her family. Today, she is living in a positive ambience with her husband and with the whole family after changing all her bad behavior she was expressing without knowing them because the Trauma she was living inside her.