Clementine Bihiga inspires others. Which is against the odds. 21 years ago, on March 11, 1994, Clementine Bihiga, enjoyed life like any other 8 year old, in Gisenyi, Rwanda. She would play by the lake with her family, go out to restaurants, and attend church. That all changed with the Rwandan genocide, that killed between 500,000 and 1 million people. She escaped to the Congo, then to refugee camps in Kenya, then to Massachusetts in America.
In this podcast, Clementine shares about her homeland, and her journey, especially here in America. Her initial experience starting high school were heartwarming as everyone sang about her name ‘Clementine’. But she soon suffered from culture shock as her she couldn’t understand other students’ behavior, concerns, and standards.
Then how she turned around her life through college, the work force, and her entrepreneurial journey. She shares why she is such a happy person today, and her gift to be able to bring others out of suffering. She teaches that pain and suffering can build us and take us to the next level of humanity. She also shares about what it means to be Rwandan and how to cook her favorite dish.
Clementine’s entrepreneurial activity is speaking to organizations, companies, churches to share her message of purpose and hope. Through her You Are a Masterpiece workshop, she teaches that being happy is a matter of knowing what your calling is. The sooner you know what your purpose is the sooner you will live a more fulfilling life. The best way to reach Clementine at: firstname.lastname@example.org, at her blog: http://darlingclementin.blogspot.com/, or at Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cbihiga
The title of Clementine’s upcoming book is: Happily Broken; Discovering Happiness Through Pain and Suffering. In her book Clementine teaches to learn your motivational gifts, to be encouraged in your calling, and how to appreciate others’ uniqueness.