Country infoRwanda

Population: 11.46 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 560/year (2011)
Poverty rate*: 45% (2011)
Literacy rate: 71 % (2010)
Human Development Index: 167th out of 187 countries (2012)


Rwanda has achieved impressive development progress, since the 1994 genocide and civil war. The country is on track to achieve seven of eight Millennium Development Goals. The percentage of people living under the poverty line has dropped from 57% in 2006 to reach 45% in 2011. There has been a two thirds drop in child mortality and near-universal primary school enrolment has been achieved. However, the HIV/AIDS epidemic still dominates Rwanda’s health profile, despite a decline in prevalence of diseases such as tetanus and malaria. Rwanda’s long term development goals seek to transform Rwanda from a low-income agriculture-based economy to a knowledge-based,
service-oriented economy by 2020.

Sources: indexmundi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Umubano primary school
A Partner in Education (APIE)


The project aims to expand the capacity and infrastructure of the Umubano Primary School, in Kigali, to make it into a self-sustaining model teaching school.

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Addressing the root causes of poverty
Aspire Rwanda


The community-based project aims to alleviate the primary causes of poverty affecting 70 women, their husbands/partners and 280 children, through holistic health and education interventions.

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