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Rwanda 20 years: Why I was afraid

After the 1994 genocide, World Vision's work in Rwanda helped give Zaphran (center) a new life and family.  Photo: 2007 Jon Warren/World Vision

After the 1994 genocide, World Vision’s work in Rwanda helped give Zaphran (center) a new life and family.
Photo: 2007 Jon Warren/World Vision

Seven years ago, World Vision’s Kari Costanza visited Rwanda for the first time. She was able to replace her fear about the trip because of stories like Zaphran’s.

World Vision’s early work in Rwanda immediately following the genocide focused on peace-building, livelihood training, water and sanitation, agriculture, education, and health issues like malaria and maternal and child health.

Read how these programs helped reconstruct a new orphan’s world – and her sense of family on the World Vision blog.

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