HEALTHCARE SPONSORSHIP FOR 10,000 RWANDAN KIDS
Healthcare in Rwanda was historically of poor quality, but in recent decades has seen great improvement. Rwanda operates a universal health care system and is considered to have one of the highest-quality health systems in Africa. Although there is still a continuous need for funding as not all Rwandans are covered by the insurance scheme or able to afford the health insurance due to extreme poverty
OUR GOAL is to raise $200,000 towards providing healthcare insurance for at least 10,000 children and their family through Rwanda health insurance program which follows the universal healthcare Model.
Rwanda known as the land of a thousand hills is a landlocked East African Country with a green mountainous landscape. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes Region and is highly elevated; its geography is dominated by mountains in the west and the savanna to the east with Numerous lakes throughout the country.
Presently, Rwanda is arguably the safest country in Africa and the 9th Safest country in the world.
Long before Independence, there have been tension between the Hutus (major tribe) and the Tutsis (Minor Tribe). A Hutu revolution in 1959 forced as many as 300,000 Tutsis to flee the country which reduced them further to an even smaller minority.
In July 1962, Rwanda gained independence and was governed by Hutus up until 1994. On April 6th, 1994, A plane carrying President Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and President Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burndi both Hutus was shot down over the capital city of Kigali with no survivor. Within an hour of the plane crash,the Presidential Guard together with members of the Rwandan armed forces (FAR) and Hutu Militia groups Known as the Interahamwe (“those who attack together”) and impuzamugambi (“Those who have the same Goal”) set up roadblocks and barricades and began slaughtering Tutsis and moderate hutus with Impunity.
This mass killings in Kigali quickly spread to the rest part of the country with an estimated 800,000 people slaughtered within 3 months. In response, the RPF resumed fighting back and civil war raged alongside genocide by early July, RPF forces had gained control over most of the country including Kigali.
As this continues, the international community left Rwanda to its faith as they turned blind eyes.
This resulted in an estimated 2million Hutus fleeing Rwanda to and crowding refugee camps in Congo and other nearby countries.
The total death during the Genocide was estimated to be above 1million peoples. It was also marred by sexual violence with an estimated 250,000 – 500,000 women raped during the genocide.
The Genocide ended with military victory of the RPF (Rwanda Patriotic Front)