When Jane had her first baby last year, she named him Jabin, which means “one who God watches over.” She has personally experienced God’s provision in her own life, and now Jane is watching His care unfold in the life of her family.
She met her husband, Job, when he was in his second year at the University of Rwanda College of Education. Jane was attending the college “bootcamp,” a three-month orientation program. They became close friends because they both shared a similar background of adversity and struggle.
For six years before they were married, Jane and Job deepened their friendship. She said, “We were the first to help each other when we had a need.” Today, Job is still her best friend.
Jane is an incredible woman, juggling many responsibilities at the same time (can I get an “Amen,” all of you mothers out there?)! She serves as our English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, offering several classes each week. These classes draw people from a giant span of backgrounds and educational levels, who long to speak English. Jane does an amazing job teaching English to all levels of learners and the progress we have seen in her classroom is astounding.
Jane has also been blessed with an impressive entrepreneurial spirit. Like the “Proverbs 31 Woman,” she beautifully embodies this text: “She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come” (Proverbs 31:24-25).
As a businesswoman, Jane owns and operates K-U Social LTD , which stands for Kora Uterimbere in Kinyarwanda. Kora Uterimbere translates into English as “to do successful work.” Currently, Jane employs eight widows and single mothers, working together to sew clothes and weave stunning sisal bags. She operates one shop at The Hut, one of my favorite restaurants in Kigali, not far from the Kigali Convention Center, and another at Kiseki Japanese Restaurant.
It has been amazing to journey with Jane, to see her flourish as a wife, mother, English instructor and entrepreneur. She is clothed with dignity and looks toward a bright future!