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During their 13-year marriage, the couple has been at its happiest only three years ago when Nkundibiza started helping his wife with domestic work. “What I can tell other men is that it does not cost anything to help your spouse with household work and taking care of children which includes changing diapers,” he said.
“Women can be drivers, farmers and even run businesses, if they can do all this, they can make it in the mining field as well. Being a female miner is just like any other job; we can serve as examples for the rest who still think it’s something for men. Many of us have achieved a lot of things in this field; we get paid and support our families,” Kamugwera says.