MUSHIMIYAMANA Laurette, BPH

Laurette studied public health at the Catholic University of Rwanda, during which time she co-founded Be Healthy Family, a student club that worked to sensitize the campus community about healthy habits.  She is now among the first cohort of students at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda, and was electedMinister of Social Affairs by her classmates.  She is the managing director at a center for education and rehabilitation of children with developmental disabilities; the elected vice president of the district board in Gisagara; and a wife and mother of two.

She spent almost 4 years living and working in Kenya, USA (California), and Latin America as a child nutrition program field coordinator with Save the Children, and as a volunteer with Sisters of Charity missionaries who worked with individuals with HIV/AIDS in the USA.  

She was the first employee to be hired by Kuzamura Ubuzima, and she continues to fulfil her various roles consummately and efficiently, namely supervision of all cooks, farmworkers, and other employees; procurement and financial reporting; oversight of agricultural and livestock projects; liaison between staff and board of directors; and daily program management.


“I am so fortunate and proud to be part of this initiative: a noble act of humanity which has fulfilled my dreams. Since my young age, I have always longed to help the vulnerable population, and KU has offered me this chance. I am so passionate to put my global public health skills into reality.”