Known as "The Land of a Thousand Hills", Rwanda is Africa’s most densely populated country. Nearly everyone lives off the land, using terraced hillsides to grow crops.
World Vision began working in Rwanda in 1994 to respond to the unprecended chaos caused by the genocide, in which more than a million of people died. World Vision initially provided emergency help to those displaced, cared for unaccompanied children, and then helped people resettle as they returned home.
Since 2000, World Vision has been working with communities in Rwanda to find long-term solutions to poverty and injustice. As Rwandans are still recovering from Africa’s worst genocide of modern times, World Vision is supporting more than 1,200,000 people, especially children, through 30 long-term, child-focused Area Programmes (APs).