Rwanda - “The Land of One Thousand Hills”
Smallest country in Africa - Rwanda is the size of Massachusetts
Population - 9 million
Per capita income - $370.00 USD
Borders - Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania & Uganda
Percentage of people below poverty line - 60%
The Genocide of 1994
Over the course of 100 days from April 6 to July 16 2004, an estimated 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis and some moderate Hutus were slaughtered.
More than 6 men, women and children were murdered every minute of every hour of every day. This killing was maintained for more than 3 months.
Between 250,000 and 500,000 women were raped during the 100 days of genocide. Up to 20,000 children were born to women as a result of rape.
More than 67% of women who were raped in the genocide were infected with HIV and AIDS
Of those that survived the genocide over half the children stopped their schooling, because of poverty.