The former SmackDown Live Women's Champion blogs about her time in Rwanda with the WWE.
In Natalya's latest blog post in the Calgary Sun, she wrote an article responding to a fan question which read: "Where was the most memorable place you've visited while traveling the world with WWE?". Natalya would then go onto to describe her trip to the African nation of Rwanda and explained why it meant so much to her to be there.
"Five years ago, I went on a trip that would change my life. I went to the African nation of Rwanda with WWE and The United Nations Foundation. The purpose of the trip was to meet with refugees who had fled their homes because of the genocide and fighting that was happening in neighboring countries. We wanted to give valuable supplies to the refugees who were in hiding and to offer our support in any way that we could.
I was fortunate enough to have the company of a small crew from WWE, along with my fellow WWE Superstar Alicia Fox. I had wrestled "Foxy" (as I call her) many times before in my career, but I feel like I truly didn't know her until we got to bond over this life-changing trip, during which we met more than 30,000 refugees."
The former WWE Divas Champion would describe the scene and state that she met with those who were struggling for things that we see as a normality in our daily lives.
"We visited two refugee camps (Kigali and Gihembe) and met with thousands of people who were in hiding, struggling for their very survival. There was no running water, no electricity and very little food. An average hut was the size of a closet and housed as many as eight people who faced health issues and the fear of malaria, which was caused by mosquitoes that would bite them as they slept. We brought them thousands of nets through the organization Nothing But Nets to help protect them. The nets were to be placed over their beds while they slept to keep the deadly insects at bay."