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Imanirumva Christine  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: March 3, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Center: Rwimpiri Student Center
  • Child ID: RW5350344
    • Waiting: 244 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Imanirumva lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include gardening. There are 3 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Imanirumva participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Playing group games is his favorite activity.

Please remember Imanirumva in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Imanirumva lives in the mountainous community of Rwimpiri, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and corrugated iron roofs. The ethnic group is Banyarwanda and the spoken language is Kinyarwanda.

The regional diet consists of beans, maize and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malaria, worms and malnutrition. Most adults in Rwimpiri work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $11 per month.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Rwimpiri Student Center to provide Imanirumva with Bible teaching, medical care, health education, hygiene supplies, supplementary food, recreational activities, field trips, opportunities for community service, tuition, scholastic materials and tutoring. The center staff will also provide Bible teaching and child development workshops for the parents or guardians of Imanirumva.
Rwanda consists mainly of grassy uplands and hills that extend southeast from a chain of volcanoes in the northwest. It is divided by several rivers and has many lakes. The climate is temperate with two main annual rainy seasons.

Rwanda's culture is an anguished story of three ethnic groups inhabiting the same country: the Twa, Hutus and Tutsis. The Twa were joined by the migration of the forbearers of today's Hutus and constitute a small percentage of the population today. The Hutus were agriculturalists and thus culturally in contrast with the Tutsis, who raised livestock. Tensions between the Tutsis and Hutus became the basis for one of the most devastating civil wars and genocides in world history. Today most families live in a self-contained compound. Those with HIV/AIDS number half a million. English is the official language of Rwanda, although French and Kinyarwanda are still used. Most Rwandans are Catholics; Protestant is the second largest religion. Compassion works throughout the country.

For more than 400 years, Rwanda was ruled by a Tutsi monarchy. In 1959, Hutus gained control of the government and forced the Tutsis to flee the country. A Tutsi-led insurrection in 1990, fighting to return to their country, caused civil strife that culminated in 1994 when over one million people were killed and two million fled to neighboring countries. A new constitution was adopted in 1995, and many refugees have since returned but the country still struggles with the devastating effects of the war and genocide. In 1999, Rwanda had its first local elections installing President Maj. Gen. Paul Kagame. Kagame was reelected in 2003 and 2010.

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Child's Location: East of Kibuye

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Your support provides:

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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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