Growing up in a poverty-stricken widow-led household in rural Burundi (East Africa), I was told my best opportunity was to marry a soldier. I refused. Graduating with a BA in English I had to flee a genocide. In exile, I was told my place was in a refugee camp. I refused. Today I am a JMTier to be the Best voice: a success living story. Africa's orphans and refugees are potential and I am their opportunity.