Help Save Children in Rwanda

Despite extreme poverty and the legacy of the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has already halved the number of deaths of children under five and is now driving through an ambitious program to save even more lives. Save the Children is proud to be a part of this vital process, but we recognize that there is still much work to be done to help Rwandan children survive and thrive.

The Challenges for Children in Rwanda

Living in poverty and with limited access to healthcare and education, children in Rwanda need your help.*

  • Only 58% of girls 15 and older are literate
  • 16% of school-age children are out of school
  • 42 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
  • 28% of children are engaged in child labor
  • 39% of people live in poverty
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Our Work for Children in Rwanda

Our projects in early childhood care, health and protection help thousands of children and provide a model of what could be done in other places. Nearly 1 million Rwandans were killed in 100 days of genocide in 1994. In the aftermath, we reunited 40,000 children with their families. Today we’re working to provide access to good quality healthcare in rural Rwanda.

  • Protected 55,394 children from harm
  • Supported 22,975 children in times of crisis
  • Provided 241,378 children with a healthy start in life
  • Gave 2,750 children vital nourishment

Our Work for Children in Rwanda

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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)

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