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.

Current Work

     Current communities:  34  |   Children sponsored: 9,486   |   

·      Stories: 

Arizona Church Envisions Life Change in Rwanda and at Home

It’s Not Easy Being Cynthia in Rwanda

Rwanda: Country of Hope

Key Challenges

60.4% of Rwandans live on less than $1.90 a day | 25% of the population is unable to access a safe drinking water source
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