a journey to overcome extreme poverty
In an immensely challenging year marked by one setback after another for the human family, people everywhere long for good news. Unbound, after years of preparation, celebrated the opening of its program in Rwanda, making Rwanda the 19th developing nation with an Unbound program.
This marks a commitment on the part of both Unbound and the country of Rwanda to eradicate poverty. According to Father Innocent Rugaragu, a Jesuit priest and chair of the Unbound board in Rwanda, the new program comes at a fortuitous time for Rwanda.
"It's one of the poorest countries in Africa," Father Rugaragu said. "We have been since after the genocide [in 1994]. … We have been on this constant journey to overcome extreme poverty. Partnering with Unbound has been an exciting part of our journey."