As you saw on the show this week, Shelby Holliday recently visited Rwanda, where an estimated 800,000 people were massacred during the Rwanda Genocide in 1994.
Although Rwanda has worked to heal its wounds in the years since, Shelby discovered that there is still a lot of hard work to be done. Today, nearly half of Rwandans continue to live in poverty. Only 16% of homes have electricity and the country’s authoritarian government is still linked to ethnic violence.
The good news? You can help, by checking out Concern Worldwide, a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to “tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.”
The organization has been working in Rwanda since 1994, initially in response to the humanitarian emergency that accompanied the genocide, and has operated successful development programs in parallel to the nation’s progress. Over the past year, they have developed new programs in education, health, and livelihoods.
But the work is far from over. To learn more about Concern Worldwide’s impact on Rwanda, and how you can help their efforts by donating, visit their website.