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All Things Love

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What do our Amani ya Juu ladies have to say about love? Check out these responses from an interview on love.

What is love?

“It is when somebody decides to take you as he takes himself.”

- Goreth, Burundi

“Love means to sacrifice for the other person.”

- Jose’lyne, Burundi

“Love is from the heart, and then it’s shown physically. Love is caring deeply about one another.”

- Simprosa, Uganda

“Love makes you realize the beautiful feeling in you.”

- Hyacentha, Rwanda

When do you feel most loved?

“I feel most loved when someone teaches me how to do something that I don’t know.”

- Rebecca, Kenya

“When I got married. It was my first time I realized that life had a lot of good things in store for me.”

- Hyacentha, Rwanda

“When someone encourages me when am feeling down.”

- Marithe, Rwanda

Give an example of a memorable time when love was shown to you.

“When somebody rescued me during the Rwanda genocide in 1994 on the 6th of April.”

- Goreth, Burundi

“When my baby was very sick very late in the night, my friend helped by taking her to the hospital and stayed with us till dawn.”

- Simprosa, Uganda

“When I was down and felt I was alone, my mom came and talked to me and encouraged me through Bible verses.”

-Rebecca, Kenya

“When I first joined Amani Ya Juu, it was a warm welcome and my heart felt at peace.”

- Marithe, Rwanda

“When I had a birthday and my daughter surprised me with a very beautiful flower.”

- Susan, Kenya

How does your husband show his love for you?

“My husband cares for me. He talks to me gently. He offers me gifts and prays for me. He tells me 'I love you dear'. He takes me out.”

- Goreth, Burundi

“He makes the family's favorite dinner.”

- Simprosa, Uganda

“He appreciates and thanks me for my patience. Also, he asks God to bless me.”

- Laetisia, Kenya

“He expresses his love for me in action and words.”

- Annie, Liberia

How do your children know you love them?

“I carry them on my back.”

- Goreth, Burundi

“We play together.”

- Lydia, Congo

“By sharing with them stories. By correcting them when they make mistakes.”

- Martha, Uganda

“My daughter knows I love her because I dress her well and pay her school fees.”

- Susan, Kenya

“I spend time with them, share the word of God with them and tell them stories.”

- Laetisia, Kenya

“They know I love them by the way I care for them. And the advice I give them, to make sure they are doing the right things.”

- Annie, Liberia

Share an African proverb.

“Nothing is beyond (above) love.”

-Goreth

"Real love is shown in times of problems or need."

-Simprosa, Uganda

“He who loves the vase loves also what is inside, meaning that a person who truly loves you must appreciate who you really are.”

- Rebecca, Kenya

“Without love all things have no sense.”

- Hyacentha, Rwanda

“Love has no boundaries, meaning that love doesn’t discriminate against tribe or physical attributes.”

- Lydia, Congo

“To be able to love other people you must be able to love yourself.”

- Martha, Uganda

“When you love someone, you give it your all and  be patient in every circumstance.”

- Laetisia, Kenya

To check out the work of these lovely ladies, visit our site at amaniafrica.org


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