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Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
Children/Youth, Family, Clean Water
The developing world needs help in getting adequate food, water, and medical aid. These are necessary causes. However, there are over 300 million children walking barefoot in the world, and healthy feet are needed to access water, food, and education. We have found a way to help save a child's ...See More life with well-fitting shoes that make healthier feet possible. Show Less
Ghana, Rwanda
Education, Health
Providing life-changing knowledge to the most vulnerable families through technology
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Worldreader is a non-profit on a mission to bring digital books to every child and her family, so that they can improve their lives.
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda
Taking the Team Rwanda model and assisting in other countries experiencing conflict, such as Ethiopia and Eritrea, we hope to inspire and unify countries and people through the sport of cycling.
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Clean Water
Some of the primary environmental concerns facing Rwanda are overgrazing, degradation, and erosion of soil. Due to its heavy reliance on the agricultural industry, soil has been largely depleted of nutrients and fertility. Deforestation also presents a threat to the wellbeing of the environment due to wood’s widespread use as a fuel source.1 The Rwanda Environment Management Agency (REMA) is active in promoting environmental concerns and reporting on environmental action in Rwanda. It is one of the only African nations that has been able to adequately prepare itself for the climate change effects of floods and droughts.2

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Rwanda News

BLACKSBURG – When Sydney Pesetti found out about an opportunity to spend a portion of her summer studying abroad in Rwanda, she expressed an interest and yet admitted that she knew little about the nation. “I had heard of the country,” the Virginia ... See more.. 
A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame asked him to free her and her detained mother and sister as she stood in court on Monday charged with forgery and "inciting insurrection". Diane Shima Rwigara, who was barred from running against Kagame in ... See more..
Daily Nation 
Even before the dust settles following a spate of attacks on the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) after a series of poor results registered by the national football team, the governing body has confirmed Kenya will host Rwanda in a friendly match next ... See more..
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KIGALI, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- A Rwandan court on Monday began hearing a case against a woman who showed interest in August's presidential election for inciting insurrection and forgery. Diane Shima Rwigara, a 35-year-old businesswoman, appeared with ... See more..
KT Press (blog) 
Rwanda's education system that prioritizes 'Education for All' is outstanding compared to other developing countries- 'State of World Population report 2017(SWOP)' has disclosed. The annual report released by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) ... See more..
Heavy rain in several parts of Kamonyi, a district in the central-southern Rwanda, destroyed many houses, leaving more than 22 families homeless. The rain also damaged several hundred hectares of crops in neighbouring wetlands of Kamiranzovu and ... See more..
KT Press (blog) 
Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has registered the highest number of Foreign Direct Investment ever, following the recently concluded Kigali International Trade Fair. In collaboration with Private Sector Federation, RDB this year started the exercise of ... See more..
KT Press (blog) 
Rwanda coffee has won one of the international coffee award conferred to the best coffee growers in the world. “The second Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award 2017” was offered to Rwanda in the ceremony held in New York City, United States of ... See more..
Business Daily (press release) (blog) 
Troubled retail operator Nakumatt Holdings has received accolade in neighbouring Rwanda after it was recognised as the best taxpayer. Nakumatt Rwanda, which operates 3 retail stores in Kigali, took home the 2016 Best Taxpayer trophy as well as the Best ... See more..
The New Times 
Men should be key partners when it comes to maternal and child health care. They should show endearing support in every possible way because this greatly contributes to the welfare of both the child and the mother. The call was made by the Minister of ... See more..
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Central Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Total 26,338 sq km
Land 24,668 sq km
Water 1,670 sq km


temperate; two rainy seasons (February to April, November to January); mild in mountains with frost and snow possible
Natural Resources

gold, cassiterite (tin ore), wolframite (tungsten ore), methane, hydropower, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

periodic droughts; the volcanic Virunga mountains are in the northwest along the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo

volcanism: Visoke (elev. 3,711 m), located on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the country's only historically active volcano Visoke (elev. 3,711 m), located on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the country's only historically active volcano
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation results from uncontrolled cutting of trees for fuel; overgrazing; soil exhaustion; soil erosion; widespread poaching


12,012,589 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Rwanda is a poor rural country with about 90% of the population engaged in (mainly subsistence) agriculture and some mineral and agro-processing. Tourism, minerals, coffee and tea are Rwanda's main sources of foreign exchange. Minerals exports declined 40% in 2009-10 due to the global economic downturn. The 1994 genocide decimated Rwanda's fragile economic base, severely impoverished the population, particularly women, and temporarily stalled the country's ability to attract private and external investment. However, Rwanda has made substantial progress in stabilizing and rehabilitating its economy to pre-1994 levels. GDP has rebounded with an average annual growth of 7%-8% since 2003 and ...See More inflation has been reduced to single digits. Nonetheless, a significant percent of the population still live below the official poverty line. Despite Rwanda's fertile ecosystem, food production often does not keep pace with demand, requiring food imports. Rwanda continues to receive substantial aid money and obtained IMF-World Bank Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative debt relief in 2005-06. In recognition of Rwanda's successful management of its macro economy, in 2010, the IMF graduated Rwanda to a Policy Support Instrument (PSI). Rwanda also received a Millennium Challenge Threshold Program in 2008. Africa's most densely populated country is trying to overcome the limitations of its small, landlocked economy by leveraging regional trade. Rwanda joined the East African Community and is aligning its budget, trade, and immigration policies with its regional partners. The government has embraced an expansionary fiscal policy to reduce poverty by improving education, infrastructure, and foreign and domestic investment and pursuing market-oriented reforms. Energy shortages, instability in neighboring states, and lack of adequate transportation linkages to other countries continue to handicap private sector growth. The Rwandan Government is seeking to become regional leader in information and communication technologies. In 2010, Rwanda neared completion of the first modern Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Kigali. The SEZ seeks to attract investment in all sectors, but specifically in agribusiness, information and communications technologies, trade and logistics, mining, and construction. The global downturn hurt export demand and tourism, but economic growth has recovered, driven in large part by the services sector, but inflation has grown. On the back of this growth, government is gradually ending its fiscal stimulus policy while protecting aid to the poor. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$15.74 billion (2012 est.); $14.62 billion (2011 est.); $13.5 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

15.6% of GDP (2012 est.); 14% of GDP (2011 est.); 13.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, tea, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), bananas, beans, sorghum, potatoes; livestock

cement, agricultural products, small-scale beverages, soap, furniture, shoes, plastic goods, textiles, cigarettes