You’ve probably heard of Rwanda. It’s the African nation where, in 1994, military groups killed almost 1 million people in 3 months as part of one of the most gruesome genocides the world has ever seen. But the struggle to rebuild Rwanda in the wake of the genocide can get lost in the statistics.
That’s right—Rwanda continues to rebuild even 18 years after the genocide. As recently as June, Rwandan courts were still trying military leaders involved in the genocide. But what is it like to grow up in the midst of this rebuilding?
It’s rough. The World Health Organization has found that 30% of young children in Rwanda are malnourished. Protein is a vital part of a young child’s diet, as it aids growth and healthy development at just the time right time. Yet WorldVision estimates that most Rwandans eat meat only once or twice a month. So where can families find protein necessary for young children?
followme.org has partnered with the local non-profit, Rwandan HUGS, for an event we’re calling Bucks For Clucks. Bucks For Clucks is a two-day event to raise money for egg-laying chickens to be sent to Rwanda. With your help, we’re hoping to raise enough money for 500 families to receive two chickens apiece.
There are two ways to help with this event. You can donate your time or your money.
If you would like to donate your time to help Rwanda HUGS, or if you would like more information about how to get involved with their organization, please fill out the form to the right.
A representative from Rwanda HUGS will be in touch with you.
If you would like to donate a monetary amount, fill out the field below and click donate.
followme.org is working to raise enough money to send 500 families in Rwanda two chickens. A donation of $10 will supply a family with a chicken that will give them much needed eggs and protein.