The Stories of Second-Generation Survivors: Meet Intare

As Rwanda marks 30 years since the genocide against the Tutsi, we are honored to share Intare’s story, a brave second-generation survivor and Foundation Rwanda Ambassador.
Intare (who is not sharing her last name due to the stigma she still faces) and Samuel Munderere, who is the Foundation Rwanda Program Director, were featured on NPR’s Here and Now, where they emphasized the need to address the ongoing emotional trauma, discrimination and stigma survivors live with.

«The stigma keeps on growing, and this affects us emotionally and mentally as well, since we can’t share our story because of how we would be perceived» – Intare

Even though Rwanda has seen significant advancement in safety, healthcare, education and reconciliation with its past, many survivors continue to grapple with the devastating consequences of the genocide, thus suffering in silence.
In the interview, Intare bravely speaks out about the challenges survivors face and, in doing so with her message, raises the necessary awareness for a global call to action.

KYBORA'S Charitable Work - Foundation Rwanda Logo and Image

KYBORA is proud to be working with Foundation Rwanda on a program that empowers second-generation rape survivors of the Rwandan genocide.
The Foundation Rwanda KYBORA Initiative seeks to provide 50 young adults per year with training and small business loans. The top 15 winners of a business plan competition will receive loans to launch their businesses, while having ongoing support for three years. Additional funding is needed to expand the program to support 100 entrepreneurs. Participants who receive loans contribute back to
the initiative, by being part of a pay-it-forward program.

We invite our colleagues in the biotech industry to join our initiative and help create a brighter future for these young adults and their families.
To learn more, please click here, contact us here or send an email to

«I wish for all second-generation survivors to have the bright future they wish to have. With health, mental health, education and entrepeneurship.» – Intare

About the author.


20 years of experience in international business development in the pharmaceutical industry. Head of commercial operations and business development for Bristol-Myers Squibb in 16 Latin American countries. Global management consultant. Speaks French and Spanish fluently. Completed nine transactions in global markets in the past three years.

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