Rachel Nyiramandwa
Rachel Nyiramandwa
Birth: c.1910
Rwanda
Death: fl. 14 March 2019
Rwanda
Age: 109+ years?
Country: RwandaRWA
Centenarian

Rachel Nyiramandwa (c.1910 – fl. 14 March 2019) was a Rwandan centenarian.

Biography

Rachel Nyiramandwa was born in Rwanda around 1910. She lived in Ngiryi, a small village tucked away in Gasaka Sector in the hills of Nyamagabe District, Southern Province, approximately four hours from Kigali[1]. She said she is grateful to president Kagame because he gave her a home and cow, and his unwavering support reminds her of her children, husband and relatives who were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. She managed to survive the Genocide with her daughter and they settled far away from their ancestral village of Ndiryi because they still feared for their loves. After Gacaca courts helped adjudicate Genocide cases and helped foster reconciliation, the family returned to Ndiryi.

Rachel Nyiramandwa was last reported to be alive on 14 March 2019 at the claimed age of 109 years.[2] She was believed to be one of the oldest woman in Rwanda then.

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