- Country: Rwanda
- D.O.B: November 25, 2018
- Age: 3
- Gender: Boy
Desire lives with his mother and father. Desire's mother is Not Employed. Desire's father is Not Employed. Desire has 1 sibling living in the household. Desire is not required to help with family duties at home due to age. Desire's favourite activities and interests include: Art or Drawing, Dancing, Listening to stories, Marbles, and Sports. Activities that Desire enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Desire's favourite activities are: Listening to Bible Stories. Desire attends school. He is in the equivalent of kindergarten. Desire's favourite subject is Reading. His performance in school is Average. Desire's family lives in the area of Kinihira in Rwanda.
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 annual rainy seasons.
Rwanda's population density is the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, but few live in villages or cities. Nearly every family lives in a self-contained compound. There are three Rwandan ethnic groups: The Tutsis (14 percent) are pastoral, the Hutus (85 percent) are farmers, and the Twa (1 percent) are pygmies.
For more than 400 years, Rwanda was ruled by a Tutsi monarchy. In 1959, Hutus gained control of the government. A Tutsi-led insurrection in 1990 led to bitter civil strife, which culminated in 1994 with an estimated 800,000 people being killed and 2 million fleeing 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.
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