Perspective of Ange-Marie

Rwandan Ange-Marie Nziraguseswa joined the Mercy Ships team in Lausanne to complete a year's internship.

« I was interested in working for Mercy Ships because I was very touched by their work in Africa. Their work on behalf of the African people, particularly the medical care they offered, moved me deeply.

Being born in Africa and having grown up there motivates me in my everyday work because I know the reality on the ground. I arrived in Switzerland in 1999 as a refugee from the genocide that had started in my country, Rwanda, in 1994. It wasn't easy for me to find myself in a country about which I knew nothing and to have to reconstruct my life without my family.  

My personal experience allows me to identify with the stories of the people we're helping, like, for example,