Rwanda

Rwanda

The State of New Hampshire has a population of 1.34 million.  The country of Rwanda is of comparable size, but supports a population over 11 million people.  

In 1994, over the course of 100 days, a violent genocide claimed nearly one million innocent Rwandan lives. A generation was lost. It tore at the very fabric of the Rwandan people, as they were left broken and traumatized. Yet they have been resilient, bound by “country”. 

Twenty years later, they have remarkably achieved humanitarian reconciliation between the Hutus and Tutsis. They have grown economically and experienced societal development and moved bravely into the 21st century. 

Despite the quite remarkable turnaround, some problems continue to persist.  Half of the population continues to live in poverty. 

The Anglican Church of Rwanda has been on a journey, walking with Rwandans through pain, poverty and violence into an increasingly hopeful future. Weaving Hope is joining this journey to move beyond hope and into action.  With our efforts, we are supporting the building of schools for Rwandan children and meaningful jobs for the Gitarama women’s cooperative.

 

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Road to Bumbogo
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From Kyabikenye to Kigali
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Cool Shade in Gitarama
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Buy Streets of Kigali
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Field of Dreams (and Play)
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School’s Out!
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Hillside Community
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Subsistence Farming Plots