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Most Common Questions
- Where is Rwanda, anyway?
It’s this tiny little country (about the size of Maryland) in East Central Africa—and lots of people live there---like 12,500,000 persons making it among the most densely populated countries in Africa. The median age of a Rwandan is 19.
- Don’t they have wild animals there?
Yes. Lots of them! Rwanda is home to one third of the world’s natural mountain gorilla population and three national parks. With thousands of acres to roam, one can see elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, rhinoceroses and alligators among other wild animals. Bring your camera for an once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure!
- I’m thinking about going to Rwanda. What do I need to know?
It’s incredible. It’s beautiful. And you will never be the same. We have teams traveling regularly to Rwanda, Africa to serve orphans, widows and vulnerable youth, and we are specialists at helping you get around. We would love to have you join us. Click the “I Wanna Go” button, and we’ll get the ball rollin’ to answer all of your questions.
- Is Rwanda safe for Americans?
Yes. Very. In 2017, Rwanda was rated the ninth safest country in the world by the World Economic Forum, placed ahead of Qatar, Luxembourg, Portugal, New Zealand, Austria, Estonia, Sweden, Slovenia, Spain, Netherlands, and Morocco. The USA did not make the top 20 on the list.
- What form of government does Rwanda have?
A Presidential Republic. Paul Kagame has served the nation as its president since April 22, 2000, and was most recently re-elected to his third term in office in August, 2017 by a 98.8% vote.
- How long has Rebuilding Rwanda™ been around?
Since 1996. Formerly known as ERM Rwanda, Founder and President Emmanuel Sitaki began the organization in Rwanda first, then subsequently opened a second U.S.-based non-profit in 2005. ERM Rwanda, dba Rebuilding Rwanda™ is a registered 501 (c)3 non-profit organization and headquarters out of Edmonds, Washington.
- How can I volunteer to help?
While our work is international, most of the heavy-lifting is done in the United States. We are always seeking people to serve in practical, down-to-earth ways. We currently have local opportunities available in Portland, Seattle and Phoenix. Click the “volunteer” button and we will respond within 24 hours to your interest.
- How do I scholarship an orphan?
Great question! We have way more kids than supporters so your interest is valued. You can simply go to the Give page and select the “scholarship” button. For just $50 a month, a pre-selected orphan will receive life-sustaining hope through educational opportunities.
- Is it safe to put my credit card number on here?
Yes. We don’t store any of your credit card information (that’s handled by our trusted payment processor, Blue Pay, an award-winning processing provider). Plus we will never share your personal information with anyone else.
We will never share your information with any third party. Who is a third party? Well the first party is us, and the second party is you. So, a third party is anyone other than us and you.
- Where can I find something made in Rwanda?
From tea and coffee to fashion clothing, jewelry to baskets, even furniture, we’re happy to promote Rwanda’s “Vision 2020” through the Made in Rwanda initiative to help insure sustainable economic growth. Rebuilding Rwanda™ is a proud partner of Made in Rwanda whose students and supported widows contribute arts, crafts and furnishings. Buy Made in Rwanda brand products wherever you find them and you are helping Rebuilding Rwanda™.