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LI women head to Rwanda to provide aid

Norma Loeb, left, Liz Gannon-Graydon, Chris Clarke, Robin

Norma Loeb, left, Liz Gannon-Graydon, Chris Clarke, Robin Deluca-Acconi, Marie Goretti Ukeye, Kathleen Casserly, and Eileen Ilardo are traveling to Rwanda. (October 2010) Credit: Handout

Friday, Marie Goretti Ukeye will board a jet with six friends, five from Long Island, on a journey to her beloved home country of Rwanda.

Their goal is to assess the needs of women and children there and in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, then pursue ways to help. They anticipate the trip will be the first of many.

>> Read Mary Ellen Walsh's full story

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