On April 7th 1994, the Rwandan genocide began, which killed more than 800,000 people. Lasting just one hundred days, it had a staggering daily death count and left many orphaned children behind.
The genocide also exacerbated the spread of AIDS and severely damaged the ability of the Rwandan people to help each other.

By the end of the genocide in July 1994, the vast majority of the population were living way below the poverty line…

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