Between April and June 1994, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in the space of 100 days during the Rwandan Genocide. However, the country is striving to rebuild its economy, with coffee and tea production being among its main sources of foreign exchange. The World Bank has praised Rwanda’s “remarkable development successes” of recent years.

Fields of Life first started working in Rwanda in 2005, when we built our first partner school, Faith Preparatory School, in Butare, south Rwanda. Following the success of the first school, a second school was constructed outside the capital, Kigali, known as Hilltop Academy. Both schools have been very successful and are now recognised as the top performing schools in their regions.

To date there are now six Fields of Life partner schools across Rwanda, enabling 2,700 children to gain an education.


Projects in Rwanda


Country Facts

Paul Kagame
Rwandan Franc
11.78 million