One of Africa’s smallest countries, Rwanda is located in East and Central Africa between Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the DRC. With a young and predominantly rural population, Rwanda has seen strong economic growth over the past two decades but remains a least developed country. This is largely down to Rwanda’s troubled history, with the Rwandan civil war starting in 1990 and culminating in the Rwandan Genocide, in which as many as 1 million people were killed over the course of 100 days. Read more about Rwanda here.

In Rwanda we support the Imizi Children's Center, a transition centre for street children, or those living in very poor conditions, and a free primary school for 120 children from poor families in the local community. In addition Imizi pays for 50 children who live with their families to go to school. It runs vocational training for young men, and a community centre to provide social support to struggling families. Read more about our work in Rwanda here.

Imizi Children's Centre, Eastern Province, Rwanda

Banner photo credit: Martina Ruini @martimekko