CBM partners with the Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda (AEBR), offering support and assistance to tackle the issues of an over-burdened society coping with reconstruction and reconciliation. This project promotes positive change, and peace groups help overcome racism and prejudice and strengthen unity. Support this project through financial contributions and prayer.
Rwanda is a nation diligently working to heal from a traumatic past. In 1994, approximately one million men, women, and children were killed systematically in ethnic violence. Effects of the genocide against the Tutsi and the moderate Hutu continue to be felt at many levels today, particularly among the generation left orphaned and traumatized by the atrocities of the conflict. Currently the most densely populated country in mainland Africa, roughly half of the population is under the age of 18. The nation has made remarkable progress towards good governance and helping the poor. Despite efforts made, poverty remains one of the main issues affecting nearly half of the population.
With such a history of conflict and discord, AEBR, in partnership with CBM, has been working towards promoting unity in communities across Rwanda, and training Christian leaders with servant hearts through peace groups and community outreach.