About Norah Bagarinka
Norah Bagarinka, a Tutsi, was targeted during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. She survived, as many Tutsi did, by running and hiding for more than 100 days.
At one point during her ordeal, she was stopped at a roadblock where militiamen - including a man she recognized as her former gardener - separated the civilians.
Her gardener announced that he would kill her, then forced Bagarinka and several other women behind some trees. Once out of view of the roadblock, he explained that this was the only way he could spare their lives. "Run!" he told them.
Bagarinka managed to stay hidden until the Rwandan Patriotic Front, a Tutsi-led rebel group, defeated the perpetrators of the genocide.
In 2005, she moved to the United States, where she counsels victims of domestic abuse.