Global Activism: Sending Help Back Home to Rwanda

March 1, 2007

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Each Thursday we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place.

Rwanda is the most densely populated nation in Africa. Almost 95 percent of Rwandans live in rural areas, and 70 percent of that population lives in poverty. Providence Rubingisa came to the United States in 2002 to escape the violence in Rwanda.

Now he lives in the Chicago-area and is helping those communities he left behind. He founded Global Family Rescue, an organization which helps rural families in Rwanda.

So far, the organization has sponsored 260 families. And Christina Dyer is a family sponsor for Global Family Rescue. She recently visited Rwanda in June. Providence Rubingisa told me how he ended up in the United States.