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BY JENNIFER TOMSHACK
Ugandan sister mends lives
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, S.S.H.J. is helping to create a future for
victims of civil war with care, compassion—and sewing machines.
T TAKES MORE THAN COURAGE to defy a warlord and his rebel soldiers,
but sewing machines? That is one of the ingenious tools Sister Rosemary Nyi-
rumbe, S.S.H.J. put to use to undo the damage of the reign of terror that has
decimated a generation of Ugandan and Sudanese people.
Nyirumbe, a member of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus based in Juba,
South Sudan, has helped more than 2,000 girls who were abducted, raped, tor-
tured, and forced to kill their own family members by Joseph Kony and his Lord’s
Nyirumbe has answered the call to serve these girls—who have been shunned
and persecuted by their own communities for bearing their captors’ children. As
Jennifer Tomshack is editorial director of
publisher of VISION VOCATION