This is Aria’s story.
Aria is a young woman living with her husband and child outside Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. She lives a peaceful, yet humble life, overcoming the challenges of the country´s poverty by selling small piles of fruit to provide for her and her family. But her past was not so peaceful. She was a child soldier with the Burundian rebel group Front National de Liberté, the FNL, during the civil war that tore the country apart for over a decade. I met with her so that she could tell her story.