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Janet Nkubana puts genocide survivors back in business

By Imogen Lamb

Janet Nkubana grew up in a refugee camp in Uganda. She only went to live in her parents' native country, Rwanda, after the genocide, in 2004. Shocked by the suffering and poverty, she started helping women sell their baskets. She and her sister then started a business, Gahaya Links, which now employs some 4,000 women and men.

The company sells baskets and jewellery, and exports them, especially to the United States.

Nkubana talks about the challenges in building up her business, from helping women with HIV/Aids to earn a living and improve their health to employing survivors of the genocide to work alongside women whose husbands were killers.

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