Rwanda is a sovereign state in central-east Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated; its geography is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.
- Capital: Kigali
- Population: 12.21 million
- Language: Kinyarwanda,French and English
- More female members than any other parliament in the world. 56 percent of parliamentarians are women.
Our History in Rwanda
In 1994, FH began working in Rwanda when it entered under the Child Wins strategy responding to the serious humanitarian crisis caused by the genocide. In the immediate years following, FH implemented emergency programs in tracing and unifying children with their families, agriculture interventions, emergency food and non-food item distributions and livelihoods support. Since 2001, FH has focused efforts on long-term development work including livelihoods, food and education.
Stories From Rwanda
Education is a child’s best path out of extreme poverty. Yet circumstances in the lives of vulnerable children often make attending school nearly impossible. This creates a frustrating cycle for mothers like Marie Rosine, who desperately wanted to see her children become educated, resilient, and able to flourish. Falling Behind
Jean Marie Musengimana lives in the Mayange community in Rwanda with his wife and their four children, three boys and a girl. Today he is a successful farmer whose business is growing and thriving. He shares what he has learned with other farmers in Mayange, strengthening the entire community. But