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Bugesera: A needed woman is the one who is able to ride

Women in Rwanda are not just American height, they are beautiful in fact Eritrea and Ethiopia know this. While everyone has different criteria of picking their life partners, In eastern Province, District of Bugesera men do not look at face beauty or behavior when choosing a woman to marry,the only thing that they are attracted to is whether a woman is able to ride a bicycle or not.

This does not happen anywhere else in the country. Early in 2016, in a feature done by Rwanda media , the writer in an article titled Why Bugesera Women Prefer the Bicycle for a Surprise Gift, sent the message home with his encounter in the area.

Women in the area, he observed had shut down stereotypes and had gone full scale on bicycle riding to pick vegetables from market and drop their children in school.

Speaking to Bongo5 a Rwandan journalist said that their criteria was distinct: “Most people in Bugesera do not look at the shape or shapes probably because most women are good and we are used to see them always beautiful.”
The local authorities, the news outlet reported have supported the idea and promote training for young girls to improve their chances of getting married.
Indeed different cultures have handled courtship divergently.

The Express News

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