Reunited with her family, Joyce continued to push forward. She was now the primary breadwinner. Not only did she have to take care of her children, but she also had to care for her father who exhibited signs of mental illness. To support her family more, Joyce began to sell fruits and slowly began to gain some financial capital. Eventually she joined Koperative Ingabo Ikingira Ubukene cooperative (A.K.A.the Shield that Protects from poverty) where she made friends and found a circle of support. Now, as the happy grandmother of 6 grandchildren, she is able to help pay her grandchildren's school fees and build a house thanks to loans from the cooperative.
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