You are making a difference in Rwanda!
A glimpse of what your sponsored child’s life is like in Rwanda:
- Most people live in individual family homes surrounded by banana groves and fields. Collections of families living on a single hill has historically been a central social and political unit.
- Marriage is an important social institution in Rwanda, and there is high social pressure to marry and have children. Children are considered a sign of wealth.
- Common Rwandan food consists of beans, bananas, sweet potatoes, potatoes, and sorghum. Dairy products are popular, and those who can afford to eat meat consume beef, goat, and chicken
Rwanda is a sovereign state in central-east Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland, although it is also the most densely populated. 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.
- Capital: Kigali
- Population: 11,918,00
- Language: Kinyarwanda, French, and English